IBM Hard Drive being Loaded into a Plane – 1956

I thought you might like the below picture from 1956. It’s a 5 megabyte (MB) drive weighing 2,000 lbs.

To put that in perspective, the very lowest end iPhone 5S has a 16 gigabyte (GB) drive, about 3,200 times bigger, while weighing 0.25 lbs.

The below hard drive could hold exactly 1 iPhone picture today. It was available for rent at $3,200 per month.

We’ve come a long way……..

 harddrive being loaded into plane



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