Monday, November 24, 2008
September 4, 1956: The launch of the IBM 305 RAMAC
Ramac The first hard drive arrived in the 305 RAMAC, meaning that the computer could store data digitally. Not much data, though – the one-ton machine seen in an archive photograph being loaded into an aircraft on a forklift truck, could store a little less than 5MB of information. Thumb-sized USB drives will now store more than a thousand times that quantity of data.
- From the Times Archive, 1958: IBM announces the RAMAC’s first visit to the UK in 1958