1956 IBM 305 RAMAC – 5 MB HDD

I just received an email from a friend that showed how far computers have come in the last 50+ years.  This image shows the IBM 305 RAMAC in September of 1956.  This “Super” computer had a 5 MB hard disk drive (HDD) that weighed over a ton.

IBM 305 RAMAC "Super" Computer

IBM 305 RAMAC - 5 MB

I have much love for my 16 GB thumbnail drive right now.

2016-11-21T15:21:25+00:00 August 11th, 2010|General|