cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

A 250 Megabyte hard drive, 1979, USA

BenGarrison
JumpCloud Alumni
JumpCloud Alumni

BenGarrison_0-1651159818977.jpeg

 

7 REPLIES 7

steven
Rising Star II

I love seeing pictures like this honestly, they just make me love technology even more. One of my favorites is the picture where people are wheeling a huge hard drive with X mb out of a warehouse. Then there's a more recent picture under it, with a flash drive of the same storage in the same place

This was mere months before I was born. That's even more astounding to me. 

BScott
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

I should ask my kids if they know what the save icon is for. 💾

😂😂

But the fact that this is MB. Just MB!! Blows my mind. And I grew up using both "floppy" and "hard" disks (5 1/4 & 3/12).

Like someone's post? Give them a kudo!
Did someone's answer help you? Please mark it as a solution.

steven
Rising Star II

My first flash drive was 128Mb and I adored it. It was super cool, the end lit up when you plugged it into the computer (green, not anything boring like blue, red, or white). It also had 3 caps that went over the USB plug; Gray, Green, and clear / frosted. I still have it lol

Erik
Novitiate I

Wow! Would the guy in the white suit be considered a DBA then?

rlyons
Rising Star I

Reminds me of this: (43) Debugging the 1959 IBM 729 Vacuum Column Tape Drive at the Computer History Museum - YouTube

There's like seven LARGE motors and half a dozen clutches in the dang things.

BScott
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

I wish I had taken some video of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. I think I have pics somewhere, though.

Like someone's post? Give them a kudo!
Did someone's answer help you? Please mark it as a solution.