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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
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