What’s being loaded into this plane?

This the photo that Proffessor Mumtaz was talking abou yesterday in class 507 to show that no one predected how small computers would be in the future.Its a hard disk in 1956….

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data.

Start appreciating your 1 GB memory stick!

UPDATE: For more information you can visit this site.


2 thoughts on “What’s being loaded into this plane?

  1. Woo hoo.. I cannot imagine if I should bring that monstrous HDD to school. 5 MB was 1 ton; and now I bring my 2 GB together with my keys in the same keyring.

  2. The weird thing that i found in the site that i just added in the post that is back then you could actually rent the drive for 38,000 USD a year. compare that to 8 GB flash that you can BUY now for only 12 Dollars !!!

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