Friday, July 23, 2010

Amazing facts and figures about the evolution of hard disk drives

Picture was  taken in 1956...

It's a hard disk drive  back in 1956... with 5 MB of storage.   
In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 Ramac, the  first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).
The HDD  weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5  MB of data. 


Royal Pingdom
Amazing facts and figures about the evolution of hard disk drives
"Hard disk driveIt took 51 years before hard disk drives reached the size of 1 TB (terabyte, i.e. 1,000 GB).
This happened in 2007. In 2009, the first hard drive with 2 TB of storage arrived.
So while it took 51 years to reach the first terabyte, it took just two years to reach the second."

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