Photos: 100 years of computing from punched cards to floppy disks
Photos: 100 years of computing from punched cards to floppy disks | ZDNet
From punched cards to electromechanical machines - a look inside the IBM museum charting the rise of the company and computing.
This hulking beast is part of series of hard drives codenamed Gulliver.
The first Gulliver-series drive shipped in 1974 with a capacity of 5MB, less than a single high quality MP3 track, while subsequent models could hold 10MB and 14MB.
It used a rotary actuator with one 14-inch disc. It was the first hard drive to ship more than 100,000 units, with 177,000 sold in its lifetime.