The evolution of hard disk drives

Al Hoagland with the RAMAC storage unit he helped invent

Al Hoagland, who during his 28 years at IBM helped to create the world's first disk drives exclusively for the RAMAC computer, said what upset him at the time was that few thought disk drives had a future.

The RAMAC's storage unit was called

Return to Computer History Museum to highlight storage, from RAMAC to microdrives

Photo courtesy of Al Hoagland.

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