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The 305 RAMAC — First Commercial Hard Drive

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Wow! The First Commercial HD was 4.4 MB and it weighed almost a ton?

The 305 RAMAC — First Commercial Hard Drive

Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Monday December 10, @03:15PM
from the looking-back-for-perspective dept.

Data Storage

Captain DaFt writes “Snopes.com has an article that gives an interesting look back at the first commercial hard drive, the IBM 350. Twice as big as a refrigerator and weighing in at a ton, it packed a whopping 4.4MB! Compare that to the 1-4GB sticks that most of us have on our keychains today.”