Guess what this is??
Hint: The picture was taken in 1956.
It's a hard disk drive back in 1956... With 5 MB of storage.
In September 1956, IBM launched the 305 RAMAC,The first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD).The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5 MB of data.
This is just the hard drive. The entire computer took up a room 30' by 50'.
1000 of these monsters were built and could be leased for $3200 per month or purchased for $160,000
1957 Dollars! (When a tradesperson earned +/- $1 per hour)
Do you appreciate your 32 GB memory stick a little more now?
...............SORT OF GIVES A NEW APPRECIATION TO THE WORD "LAPTOP" COMPUTER.......