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This shows the hard drive of the IBM 305 RAMAC, the first computer to have a hard drive.
It would take 1,600 RAMAC’s to store the 8 GB of today’s common flash drive.
Year: 1956. Size:16 square feet. Capacity: 5 MB. Weight: More than one ton.
Other RAMAC 305 pictures and stories:
- Pictures, pictures, pictures!
Google Image Search: Ramac
- This is what a 5MB hard drive looked like in 1956 (note: required a forklift).
The Next Web. December 26, 2011.
- On air freight and old IBM hard disk drives.
Telstar Logistics. January 26, 2010.
- Photograph shows a 1956 computer disk memory storage unit.
Snopes.com, January 2007.