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Heavy hard drives

In 1957 this 'Deuce Drum Store' could store
32,768 bytes. It basically did the same job as a modern computer's hard drive. The storage device didn't use nanotechnology - it used an electrical current on a magnetic surface to record and read data.

But 32, 768 bytes isn't very much. It would only be enough to save one Word document on your PC.



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Engineer working on the Deuce Drum Store.
Engineer working on the Deuce Drum Store.
Image: Jeremy Walker
    Image: Veeco Instruments Inc.
 

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