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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
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 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
History: IBM 3390, World’s Largest and Most Expensive HDD Teardown
Originates from around 1989.
2012.12.13 | In Brief
The MVPs in History of WW Storage Industry
2012 IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award for Dr. Naoya Takahashi
2011.07.28 | Press Release | [with our comments]
History: First HDD at 55 From IBM at 100
Ramac 350: usable capacity of 3.75MB, $34,500
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2011.06.20 | News
History of HDD Cost, by Matt Komorowski
Over last 30 years, space per unit cost doubled every 14 months.
2011.06.14 | In Brief
Walking Through 40 Years of HDD History
As seen by Jim Porter at Idema
2009.09.29 | In Brief
History: From Punch Cards to Blu-Ray
By Maximum PC
2009.03.06 | Press Release