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The World’s First Hard Drive, 1956

From Wired:

IBM unleashed the world’s first computer hard disk drive in 1956. It was bigger than a refrigerator. It weighed more than a ton. And it looked kinda like one of those massive cylindrical air conditioning units that used to sit outside your grade school cafeteria.

via Tech Time Warp of the Week: The World’s First Hard Drive, 1956 | Wired Enterprise |

My first dental office computer (1989 I believe) had a “Winchester” drive that could store 10MB. I quickly filled it with data and needed to buy a second drive for a cool $10,000.

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