Computer History: IBM 350 Disk Drive From 1956

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Computer History: IBM Disk Drive From 1956

The IBM 350 Disk Drive came out in 1956. It held 5MB of data. That is the equivalent of 2 MP files today. It was to help businesses with Accounting. Can you imagine how innovative this disk drive was then?

We have come a long way in technology baby!

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hey Jackie, I agree! We keep just keep going! It is kinda funny because each week it seems some type of new computer, i phone or technical device surfaces...and the new cell phone for example becomes old within a matter of seven days haha :)

Jun 26, 2010 02:58 PM #1
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

...and we used to wait FOREVER for any page to download. I love progress.

Jun 26, 2010 03:05 PM #2
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I remember using a keypunch and a card reader n am IBM 360/ We have come a long way since then.


Jun 26, 2010 03:26 PM #3
National Security Delaware Security Systems Free
Home and Business Alarms, Camera Systems 24 Hour Monitoring - Wilmington, DE

I remember my first computer had 2mb I think my cell phone has about 60?  haha

Jun 26, 2010 05:19 PM #4
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jackie - Thank youo for sharing a very good blog about IBM's 350 disk drive.

Jun 26, 2010 05:23 PM #5
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

My first computer was a 360; I added an expensive math co-processor to bring in up to a 460. Very expensive. We've come a long way.

Jun 26, 2010 05:52 PM #6
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

We have come a long way baby. I can remember the Commodore 64's. My first PC had 1 mb memory, a whopping 20 meg hard drive and an 8086 processor - a real screamer...

Jun 26, 2010 11:22 PM #7
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Jackie, amazing isn't it? Makes you wonder what it will be like in 10 years...

Jun 26, 2010 11:57 PM #8
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Laura, yes it does. Technology is running amuck, lol.

Hi Ellie, didn't that just drive you nuts? It did me.

Hi Richard, sooner or later we'll have DNA card readers :)

Hi Home, 2mb is just hard to imagine :)

Hi John, you are welcome :)

Hi Terry, yes adding on back then was very expensive. Now it's so inexpensive to upgrade PC's.

Hi Michael, I had a Commodore 64. I can remember the noise it made, lol.

Hi Andrea, and 10 years is not that far away. Maybe we'll be able to fly to get places instead of using cars, lol.

Jun 27, 2010 12:52 AM #9
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Now THAT'S funny!  I honestly can't remember what it was like without all the technology we have today.  Heck, my phone is WAY better than the first laptop I ever had!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Jun 27, 2010 08:19 AM #10
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I am still constantly amazed that I can turn on a computer and within moments access the world! Technology is a wonderful thing!

Jun 27, 2010 11:40 AM #11
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Hi Leesa, I remember my first cell phone. It was an Ericsson and it was HUGE!

Hi Craig, I'm always amazed at that too. I remember in the late 80's when bulletin boards were a hit!

Jun 27, 2010 02:55 PM #12
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