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Submission + - The 305 RAMAC, the first Hard drive 1

Captain DaFt writes: " has an article that gives an interesting look back at the first commercial hard drive, the IBM 350. Twice as big as a refrigerator and weighing in at a ton, it packed a whopping 4.4MB! Compare that to the 1-4GB sticks that most of us have on our keychains today.
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The 305 RAMAC, the first Hard drive

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  • I had just graduated from Marshall College in June 1957, and I was hired as a new Technical Representative in Huntington WV, by IBM in the summer of 1957. I along with about 25 others went away to their Basic Training School for over 6 months,,,, were taught all about their punched card accounting machines and at the very end of the school we were taught basic SOAP programming for the 650 Computer and finally programming and wiring for the IBM 305 RAMAC,, a brand new system.... with a disk drive.... As inc

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