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Ancient History Photo

Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
edited 3:01AM in Off Topic
Guess what this is...

Hint: 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. Do you appreciate your 8 GB memory stick a little more now? PS -- glad it wasn't a "laptop"

Spring "Ancient Fossil" Chicken
Spring Texas USA


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    my buddy bought a 40 meg hard drive in 1986 for around 750 bucks, or a little less than 20 bucks a meg.

    at that rate, the 139 dollar back-up disk on my desk, at 2 terrabytes in size, would be worth about 40 million dollars.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
    Wow, 2 terabytes for $139? That's amazing! I saw a 1 terabyte external USB for $99 the other day and thought that was pretty good.

    Back in the dark ages I traded a $500 S&W 9mm semi auto pistol for a used 40 Meg drive. I thought it was a good deal cause that pistol couldn't hit the broad side of the barn unless you through it at it. :laugh:

    That's amazing Leroy, it makes my back hurt just to look at it. That airplane doesn't look like any Spring Chicken either. :lol:

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