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Old 11th September, 2006, 07:02 PM
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Half a century of hard drives

CNET has a nice article on the various changes that hard drives have gone through over the last 50 years:

"Crown Zellerbach, at one time a major paper producer in San Francisco, was the first company to install a RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control) machine, the first IBM computer with a then-newfangled piece of storage technology called a hard drive, according to Jim Porter, president of analysis firm Disk/Trend. The RAMAC--officially announced on Sept. 13, 1956--weighed 1 ton and stored 5MB of data on 50 spinning platters, 24 inches in diameter."

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Old 11th September, 2006, 07:07 PM
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They virtually stole that article from CPU Magazine. (US)

I was going to post a variation of the article, but looks like CNET beat me to it.
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Old 11th September, 2006, 07:42 PM
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Fascinating. Thank you very much for posting this link, Gizmo! Thanks for almost being the link poster, raphael2040. I've seen an ancient HDD that looked like it was part of a motorcycle engine, but it wasn't the humongous one that Crown-Zellerbach first made.
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Cool link gizmo, I wonder where they will be in another 50 yrs?
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I can remember loading those great big 14 inch hard disks during work experience, about 20 years ago now. That was in the computer room for the local government. The drive looked like a toploader washing machine.
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