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History (1988): Memorex Exits HDD Business
First plug compatible manufacturer stopping after 20 years
2018.08.17 | Press Release
History (1987): Conner CP341 HDD
Emergence of ATA as widely used interface
2018.07.26 | Press Release
History (1983): Rodime RO351/RO352
First HDDs in 3.5-inch FDD form factor
2018.07.25 | Press Release
History (1971): IBM 3330-1
First HDD with track following servo
2018.07.24 | Press Release
History (1979): Shugart Associates SA1000
First FDD to fit in factor compatible HDD using 8-inch disc
2018.07.22 | Press Release
History (1990): First Glass Disk
Toshiba MK1122FC
2018.07.20 | Press Release
History (1990): IBM 681, First HDD With PRML Channel
To increase bits per track
2018.07.19 | Press Release
History (1990): Failure of Data Disc (Datapoint)
In metal film recording layer and contact start-stop low mass sliders
2018.07.18 | Press Release
History (1996): Censtor Ceases Operation
Manufacturer of perpendicular recording heads and media
2018.07.13 | Press Release
History (1990): IBM Sawmill
First MR head HDD and with first negative air pressure bearing
2018.07.11 | Press Release
History (1982): DEC Aztec RA80/81/82
With advanced recording channel
2018.07.10 | Press Release
History (1992): HP Kittyhawk
Unsuccessful 1.3-inch HDD
2018.07.09 | Press Release
History (2001): IBM 75GXP HDD Family
Experienced very high field failure rate
2018.07.03 | Press Release
History (1996): Conner Acquired By Seagate
For $1,04 billion
2018.07.02 | Press Release
History (1985): Failures Attributed to Computer Memories HDDs
10MB units sold by IBM for PCs
2018.06.29 | Press Release
History (1999): IBM Microdrive
One-inch HDD at 170MB and 340MB
2018.06.28 | Press Release
History (1984): First 3.5-Inch HDD
MiniScribe 8425
2018.06.27 | Press Release
History (1990): MiniScribe Files Bankruptcy
Study of management and corruption in HDD industry
2018.06.26 | Press Release
History (1976): Return to Fixed Disk HDD After Decade of Removable Disk Packs
With IBM 3350
2018.06.25 | Press Release
History (1987): STK 4400 Automated Tape Cartridge System
Most commercially significant bulk storage subsystem
2018.06.22 | Press Release
History (1977): DEC RL01
Early if not first sector servo positioning system (embedded servo)
2018.06.21 | Press Release
History (1975): IBM 62GV / STC 8800 Super Disk
First HDD to use an electronic rotary actuator to position magnetic heads
2018.06.20 | Press Release
History (1950s): Magnetic Tape Storage
Following invention called vacuum column
2018.06.19 | Press Release
History (1951): Univac I
First data transfer overlapped with CPU processing
2018.06.18 | Press Release
History (1964): DECtape
Designed by Digital Equipment for PDP line of computers
2018.06.15 | Press Release
History (1965): IBM 2310 Disk Drive and 2315 Cartridge
Firsts with voice coil motor
2018.06.14 | Press Release
History (1987): Conner CP341 Drive
With emergence of ATA as widely used interface
2018.06.13 | Press Release
History (1965): IBM S/360 Selector Channel
Created worldwide plug compatible storage subsystem standard.
2018.06.12 | Press Release
History (1965): IBM 2314
First HDD with ferrite core heads
2018.06.11 | Press Release
History (2004): HDD Areal Density Reaches 1Tb/Square Inch
New technologies promise densities up to 10Tb/square inch.
2018.06.08 | Press Release
History: Applied Magnetics Corporation First Independent Supplier of Flying Magnetic Heads
For HDDs
2018.06.07 | Press Release
History (2000): Portable Personal Storage Devices
USB flash keys displace disks for portable storage.
2018.06.06 | Press Release
History (1967): Memorex Disk Pack
Company being first independent disk pack manufacturer
2018.06.05 | Press Release
History (-4000): Tiwanaku Pottery Depicts Quipu Storage Device
Record keeping system used by Incas more than 4,000 years old
2018.06.04 | Press Release
History (2006): Storage in Cloud
Amazon announces remote access to low cost bulk storage.
2018.06.01 | Press Release
History (2015): Moore’s Law Prevails for 50 Years
Projection drove advances in semiconductor and magnetic storage.
2018.05.31 | Press Release
History (2005): Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Arrives
Raises HDD areal density above 100Gb/square inch.
2018.05.30 | Press Release
History (1962): NCR CRAM First Commercially Significant Bulk Storage Subsystem
Adding low-cost capacity
2018.05.29 | Press Release
History (1962): Univac 1107 Thin-Film Memory Computer Announced
First one
2018.05.28 | Press Release
History (1997): Tape Storage Thrives in Archival Applications
HP, IBM, and Seagate form Linear Tape-Open (LTO) consortium
2018.05.25 | Press Release
History (1996): HDD Shipments Exceed 100 Million Units per Year
One of the world's fastest growing industries through 1996
2018.05.24 | Press Release
History (2000): Prototype Blue Laser Disc Stores HD Video
Blue diode invention earns Japanese physicists Nobel prize in physics.
2018.05.23 | Press Release
History (1995): Consumer CD-R Drive Below $1,000
Replaced magnetic floppy disk drives for portable storage.
2018.05.22 | Press Release
History (1991): SSD Module
Flash non-volatile memory developed for mass storage systems
2018.05.21 | Press Release
History (1990): MR Read Head HDD Introduced
MR, GMR and TMR heads deliver successive increases in storage density.
2018.05.18 | Press Release
History (1988): U.C. Berkeley Paper Catalyses Interest in RAID
Outperforming mainframe drives
2018.05.17 | Press Release
History (1988): Miniature HDDs Enable Mobile Computing
2.5-inch and smaller HDDs serve portable needs from notebooks to music players.
2018.05.16 | Press Release
History (1984): Tape cartridge Improves Ease of Use
MR head and new media increase speed and density.
2018.05.15 | Press Release
History (1979): Hard Disk Diameter Shrinks to 8 Inches
Small business computers require smaller physical size HDDs.
2018.05.14 | Press Release
History (1984): Software Increases Magnetic Areal Density
With PRML first used by Ampex for tape then IBM for HDD
2018.05.11 | Press Release
History (1983): First NAS Commercialized by DEC
Then by Auspex in 1989
2018.05.10 | Press Release
History (1982): Film Media Increases HDD Density
With carbon coating
2018.05.09 | Press Release
History (1980): Seagate 5.25-inch HDD Becomes PC Standard
With ST506 interface
2018.05.08 | Press Release
History (1979): Thin-Film Heads Introduced for Large HDDs
Photolithography enables new generation of high-density disk drives.
2018.05.07 | Press Release
History (1979): Philips Demonstrates Digital Compact Disc
CD-ROM emerges for software and video game distribution.
2018.05.04 | Press Release
History (1978): Consortia Pursue Storage R&D Projects
Academic, government and industry research consortia established
2018.05.03 | Press Release
History (1977): Standards Accelerate Disk Drive Integration
Disk drive interfaces either become standard or fail in marketplace
2018.05.02 | Press Release
History (1977): Bubbles, CCDs and Other Forgotten Memories
Experimental technologies that have been tried, tested and found wanting
2018.05.01 | Press Release
History (1976): Minicomputers Stimulate Floppy Disc Sales
5.25 and 3.5-inch drives and media meet personal computer needs.
2018.03.23 | Press Release
History (1973): Winchester Pioneers Key HDD Technology
IBM 3340 employs new low-cost, low-load, landing R/W heads.
2018.03.22 | Press Release
History (1973): Control Data Corporation HDD Departs From IBM Standards
With CDC 9762 SMD and two disk packs
2018.03.21 | Press Release
History (1972): Optical Laser Disc Player Demonstrated
MCA and Philips develop laser technology for distributing consumer movies.
2018.03.20 | Press Release
History (1971): Track-Following Servo Quadruples HDD Density
IBM 3330 incorporated important hardware and software advances.
2018.03.19 | Press Release
History (1971): Reusable Semiconductor ROM Introduced
Intel announced 702, 2,048-bit user-erasable, PROM (EPROM).
2018.03.16 | Press Release
History (1971): Floppy Disk Loads Mainframe Data
Replaced punched cards and paper tape.
2018.03.15 | Press Release
History (1968): Memorex Introduces IBM compatible HDD
First independent manufacturer of removable disk packs
2018.03.14 | Press Release
History (1967): Magneto-Optical Storage Demonstrated
Outstripped magnetic disks in the 1980s
2018.03.13 | Press Release
History (1966): Ferrite Heads Improve HDD Speed and Density
On IBM 2314 direct access storage facility
2018.03.12 | Press Release
History (1965): First Removable Cartridge HDD and Voice Coil Actuator
IBM 2310 Ramkit pioneered HDD technology in small computer applications.
2018.03.09 | Press Release
History (1962): IBM Disk Packs Offer Portability and Security
Interchangable packs spawn plug compatible manufacturers.
2018.03.08 | Press Release
History (1962): Bulk Storage Systems Add Low-cost Capacity
NCR CRAM was first commercially significant bulk storage subsystem
2018.03.07 | Press Release
History (1961): Flying Heads Improve HDD Capacity and Speed
Commercial success of slider in IBM 1301 established model for industry.
2018.03.06 | Press Release
History (1961): HDD Competitors Enter Into Market
Bryant Computer Products introduces units storing up to 205MB.
2018.03.05 | Press Release
History (1956): Ampex Rotary-Head Delivers High-Quality Video
Quadruplex recorders serve as professional video standard for 25 years.
2018.03.02 | Press Release
History (1956): First Commercial HDD Shipped
IBM 350 RAMAC (5MB)
2018.03.01 | Press Release
History (1953): Transistors Make Fast Memories
Solid-state devices improve speed, size and reliability of memory systems.
2018.02.28 | Press Release
History (1953): Whirlwind Computer Debuts Core Memory
Preferred technology for computer main memory in early 1950s
2018.02.27 | Press Release
History (1951): Rabinow Patents Magnetic Disk Storage
Inductive magnetic R/W head moved in space between disks mounted on spindle.
2018.02.26 | Press Release
History (1951): Univac Introduces Magnetic Tape Media Storage Machine
To replace punched cards
2018.02.23 | Press Release
History (1951): Storage Subsystems Emerge
Incorporating up to 10 Uniservo tape drives, by Remington Rand
2018.02.22 | Press Release
History (1949): Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator Employs Delay-Line Storage
Providing memory for first stored-program computer
2018.02.21 | Press Release
History (1946): Williams Demos Cathode Ray Tube Storage
CRT electrostatic effect enables random access memory.
2018.02.20 | Press Release
History (1935): AEG Debuts Magnetophon Commercial Audio Tape Recorder With Low-Cost Magnetic Tape
Adapted to video and storage applications in the 1950s
2018.02.19 | Press Release
History (1932): Tauschek Patents Magnetic Drum Storage, Cylinder Coated With Ferromagnetic Material
Became Univac 1101 after company's acquisition by Remington Rand.
2018.02.16 | Press Release
History (1910): Poulsen Records on Magnetic Wire Voice
Of emperor Franz Josef of Austria at Paris exhibition
2018.02.15 | Press Release
History (1831): Michael Faraday Discovers Two Fundamental Components of Magnetic Storage
At heart of modern storage systems
2018.02.14 | Press Release
History (1801): Jacquard’s Punched Cards
Becoming IBM's Hollerith 80-columns punch cards in 1928
2018.02.13 | Press Release
History (1949): Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator
Employs delay-line storage.
2018.02.12 | Press Release
Computer History Museum Records Technology History of IBM Magnetic Tape Storage
It helped to solve mystery of Challenger disaster.
2017.09.25 | Press Release
History of HDDs and Flash
By Computerworld
2017.04.03 | In Brief
Top 6 to 10 Most Prestigious Names in History of Storage Industry
RAID inventors, Moshe Yanai, Dan Warmenhoven, Dr. Eli Harari, Jim Porter
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2016.12.28 | News
Top 10 Most Prestigious Names in History of Storage Industry
Top 5 today (Al Shugart, Fujio Masuoka, Joe Tucci, Ramac 350, Veritas), 6 to 10 tomorrow
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2016.12.27 | News
Brief History of USB
What it replaced and what has failed to replace
2015.12.02 | In Brief
History of Storage From Punch Card to Cloud Storage
By Backupify
2014.05.05 | In Brief
Apple II Disk OS Source Code at Computer History Museum
1978 code was writtent in seven weeks
2013.11.21 | Press Release
History: Milestones in HDD Capacity
From 5MB in 1956 to 4TB today
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2013.08.29 | News
HISTORY: First HDD Form Factor Introductions
From 39-inch to 0.85-inch
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2013.05.30 | News
History of Storage Industry
Best links in StorageNewsletter.com and on the web
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2013.04.05 | News
Remarkable History of Evolution of HDD Prices
Declining from $50,000 in 1956 to $49 in 2010
2013.03.29 | Press Release
HISTORY: List of 221 Companies in HDD Manufacturing Since 1956
Only three remaining
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2013.03.28 | News
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