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This article was published on December 26, 2011


    This is what a 5MB hard drive looked like in 1956 (note: required a forklift).

    This is what a 5MB hard drive looked like in 1956 (note: required a forklift).
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    ‘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.’ 

    What was your first computing experience?

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