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It makes you wonder how long did it run before being replaced by a newer, faster and smaller one.
we had a 10 gb hard drive from 1973 at a NASA satellite tracking station. size of a beer keg, in a frame the size of a laundry dryer. 3 phase 480 volts. still in ise in 1994 when they shut the station down.
Those two Navy guys in the picture will make sure that it enters the US Government supply chain on time and below cost. In fact, it should be ready to go late in FY 2020.
IBM 350, 3.75MB. In use until the late 60s or so.The GE stuff (later Honeywell) surpassed IBM around that time with systems that used multiple smaller drives with easily switched media. Sperry stuck with the big stuff and was left in the dust.Is that piece of twine a joke? Those things ran almost a ton!