The harddrive turned 50 yesterday. Check out the links:
The second link is quite interesting. For instance, dis you know that Al Shugart worked on the original HDD and also founded Seagate, the biggest HDD maker? Or that the first HDD, a RAMAC unit, weighed a ton. Literally. (Not sure if it was a metric or imperial ton though, guessing imperial. Flipping Americans... ;-)
Many happy returns Mr. Platter!
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