Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Can you guess what this is?

5MB memory storage in 1956
In september 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive. The monthly charge for 305 RAMAC was $3,200.

Inside a 5MB hard drive in 1956
This is what the inside of it looked like.

Transporting a computer in 1956
The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data. Here's one being transported.

Makes you appreciate your 4GB USB drive, doesn't it?