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Believe it or not: A 5MB hard disk drive of 1956

A 5MB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) of 1956
This is the hard disk drive with a memory of 5MB in 1956. In September that year, IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data. If the hard disk was so big, what would be the size of a CPU?

Let us start appreciating the 4GB drive of the 1990's lying down somewhere in the corner of the attic.

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