5 MB hard drive in 1956


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 31, 2014
Things have shrunk...

OK, I SCREWED up a bit. I was trying to load a snap of a 1956 5MB hard drive that looks bigger than a piano, but had trouble with the image. My PhotoBucket is a bit haywire this morning. I'm working on it, SO THERE.

POST #5 has the image I was looking for.

Thanks Elf69.

PS IMHO, ALL great user names end in 69. I have a few myself...
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macrumors 6502a
Nov 23, 2014
But yes... I grew up around a computer at school and at home, so I have no idea what the room size computers were like, nor the paltry storage (though I remember 1GB of storage being a HUGE deal back in the 90's). Pretty amazing :)