The Physics of Spinning Disk – How We Got To 10 TB

Post by Scott D. Lowe (thank you)

The year is 1956.  Computers are starting to take hold in businesses and IBM recognizes the need for a new kind of data storage.  The company succeeds in creating what is considered to be the world’s first hard drive.  Bigger than a refrigerator and weighing more than a ton, the RAMAC stored a whopping 5 megabytes of data.

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