|May 6th -- 50th Anniversary of Disk Storage|
5 May 2005 10:56:56 -0700
On May 6, 1955, IBM publicly demonstrated its new invention, disk|
storage. The disk drive would hold far more data at lower cost than
the existing magnetic drum.
The disk drive allowed for information to accessed immediately since
The initial disk drive was huge and contained 5 million characters.
The drive was formally announced as a product in September, 1956. The
[I don't know what IBM considers the "official" anniversary date.]
For the first 30 years, disk drives remained expensive and limited to
The Internet could not exist today without the disk drive which stores
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