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Good old days -- moving a 5 MB IBM Hard Drive in 1956

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Post by Seva Lamberdar Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:40 pm

In 1956, IBM’s Data Processing Division in southern San Jose, Ca transported the first hard-drive that only held a whopping 5 megabytes of storage.

The hard-drive in pictures below, most likely the IBM Model 305 RAMAC, only had room to hold 6 copies of that actual image. The hard-drive wasn’t even available for purchase — a company could lease the storage for around $3,200 a month, the equivalent of $28,000 today when you account for inflation.

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Ref.: https://nextshark.com/ibm-5mb-hard-drive/
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Post by silvermani Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:58 pm

My first computer had 630 mb of storage space. A couple of years later I upgraded to a 2 gb hard disk spending a considerable sum of money. Back to the original topic - what I find more amazing than the size of the storage disk is the fact that 60 years of inflation on the US is so mild compared to inflation in India.
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Post by Seva Lamberdar Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:20 pm

silvermani wrote:My first computer had 630 mb of storage space. A couple of years later I upgraded to a 2 gb hard disk spending a considerable sum of money. Back to the original topic - what I find more amazing than the size of the storage disk is the fact that 60 years of inflation on the US is so mild compared to inflation in India.
The higher inflation in India is probably the result of enormous population increase in that country since Independence (1947), 
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