Today in 1955, IBM made an announcement that went largely unnoticed outside the computer community and other technical circles. The company reported that a team of engineers working in a small research and development laboratory in San Jose, California, had developed a new magnetic disk storage technology. The product, the 305 RAMAC (Random Access Memory Accounting) was luanched on Septmebr 4, 1956. See here and here and here for my previous posts on the first disk drive.
First Disk Drive Announced
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