History Of E-File Storage

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  • ~1952: IBM introduces the 726 Magnetic Tape Reader/Recorder. ~1961: IBM releases the 1301 Disk Storage Unit with a total capacity of 9320000 36-bit words. ~1962: Atlas Computer, considered one of the first supercomputers.
  • ~1971: IBM invents the 8-inch floppy diskette. ~1976: Shugart Associates introduce the 5.25-inch floppy diskette with 1.2MB of storage.
  • ~1980: Seagate Technology creates the first hard diskette with 5MB of storage.
  • 2010: The first 3TB external hard drive is manufactured.
  • ~1983: Philips and Sony introduce the CD-ROM, which holds 550MB of prerecorded data.
  • ~1990: CD-R becomes available for inexpensive, at-home data storage of 700MB.
  • ~1996: The Seagate Barracuda is released, the first 7200RMP drive, common in most modern drives.
  • 2000: Commercial production of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) begins, capable of holding 8MB of memory.
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