Monday, December 17, 2007

Then & Now: Magnetic Storage


Here is how you used to have to move 5MB of storage:

Courtesy of Snopes


Compare that with today's 8GB thumb drive:

Courtesy of Newegg

1 comment:

dosten said...

Some information on the older device from a reliable source:

The picture is of an IBM 305 RAMAC.
Capacity = 5 MB (Not GB or TB)
Announced = 1957
Price = $ Many thousands
Speed = Very slow
Platter diameter = 30 in.
During manufacturing, the iron oxide solution was poured on the rotating
aluminum platter from a dixie cup!