OMG, that’s a beast in the year 1956. What’s that? A cabinet or refrigerator? No, it’s a hard disk with a storage capacity of 5MB. Don’t look down at this tiny capabity at today’s standards, 5MB was record breaking at that time!
In September 1956 IBM invented the first computer with a disk storage system, the 305 RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control). This system could store five megabytes of data. But what’s amazing was that it had fifty, 24-inch diameter disks to accomplish that!
Now, shouldn’t you start appreciating your 2 GB thumb drive? 🙂