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Re: [ARSCLIST] Preservation media WAS: Cataloguing still :-)
steven c wrote:
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From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <thorenstd124@xxxxxxxxx>
Japan.Sony inroduced them,like 1981 or so.
Thanxes! I meant to type "when," which you also answered!
Now...anybody know when the first hard drives appeared? I know
they were called "Winchesters," used 8" plates and were an
accessory for mainframe machines...but when?
Steven C. Barr
Per Wikipedia (consistent with my faulty memory):
"The Compact Disc reached the market in late 1982 in Asia and early the
following year in other markets."
The same source reports:
"The first hard disk drive was the IBM 350 Disk File, invented by
Reynold Johnson and introduced in 1955 with the IBM 305 computer."
Here, I can attest that as of Summer 1957, the state of the art in
practice was the 4K drum memory of the IBM 650.
I did not have a CD pressed until 1996, but at that time the broker
still handled Exabyte tape - the format he reported to have been used
frequently before CD-R and Jaz came into use.