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An IBM 5 MB hard-drive being shipped to its new owner.

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An IBM 5 MB hard-drive being shipped to its new owner.

An IBM 5 MB hard-drive being shipped to its new owner, 1956.
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If one were to have a 16TB data-centre back then...how big would that be?
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If they run doublespace that is 10 MB
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toalan wrote: If they run doublespace that is 10 MB
Don't think doublespace was available in 1956
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They should upgrade to solid state storage asap. Just need 5 million transistors?
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chatbox wrote: If one were to have a 16TB data-centre back then...how big would that be?
Oh, you know, only about three million times the size of that thing :lol:
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I have a sample IBM core memory board from those days too. You know the ones where each bit was an actual magnetic core, a tiny metal ring strung on crossing address wires. It has 20 x 50 cores storing 1 Kbit.
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i have some old tech too.. I have a seagate harddrive at the size of a 15minch laptop too. its 5 mb too. lol

and if anyone remembers a harddrive called miniscrib, then its old tech lol.
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Reminds me of medical systems I sold in the late 70's with DEC 176 MB drives the size of dishwashers. Also cost about $60K each. One benefit was you could take out the the actual platter pack and replace with another one.

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