The first computer hard drive

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The first computer hard drive

Post by Irabbit » May 6th, 2017, 2:06 pm

U.S. - First Computer Hard Drive Sept 1956
The first hard disk is invented by IBM.
IBM releases the first computer with a hard drive, the IBM 305 RAMAC, during September of 1956. The machine weighed about one ton and measured about 16 square feet. It was created by IBM employee Reynold Johnson and his research team. The hard drive stored about 5 megabytes of data and allowed users to immediately retrieve the data they needed without the use of punch cards. The development of the hard drive was a piece of revolutionary technology at the time and it greatly influenced the advancement of how we now use computers in the modern day.

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Re: The first computer hard drive

Post by wd » May 10th, 2017, 6:25 am

5mb .... gotta get me one of those lol

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