Hard drive celebrates 50 years this September

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  1. Iria

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    Source: Personal Computers Blog (News.com)
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    It's hard to believe, but the hard drive will turn 50 this September 13.

    It just seemed like yesterday that it took 50 24-inch diameter platters coated with iron oxide paint mounted on a rotating spindle to store 5MB. (That would be the RAMAC, the drive in the IBM System 305 Computer. Now you can do that with a pocket drive. Meanwhile, commercial desktop drives hold up to 750GB.
     
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    Cool but it's getting time to replace them by flash drives or somthing Hard Disks are getting to slow.
     

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