Meet The 5Mb Hard Drive That Weights Over A Ton, Needs ForkLift To Be Moved Around [PHOTO]

These days, most of us walk around with small thumb-sized USB hard drives as well as smart phone that have several gigabytes of hard drive disk space ( 1 Gigabyte = 1024 Megabyte).

But did you know, not too long ago, in the 1950s, a 5 Megabyte hard drive was so huge and heavy – it weighed over a TON – that it required a forklift machine to move it around?

Here is that 5 Mb hard drive!

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first ‘SUPER’ computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5 MB of data.

(via Texomatube via retronaut.co)

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