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Drinks with Finis Conner leads to contemplating the future history of rotating storage devices

1980 – The world’s first gigabyte-capacity disk drive, the IBM 3380, was the size of a refrigerator, weighed 550 pounds (about 250 kg), and had a price tag of $40,000( $113 thousand in present day terms [13]), 2.52 GB 1980 – ST-506 first 5¼ inch drive released with capacity of 5 megabytes, cost $1500 Last week, I was contacted by Finis … Continue reading