The History Of The Hard Drive And Its Future

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1988: First 2.5-inch Hard Drives Shipped

PrairieTek in 1988 shipped the first hard drives in a 2.5-inch form factor. The 2.5-inch form factor is currently the most common size hard drives, and is expected to remain the volume leader well into the future.

PrairieTek, however, did not fare so well. The company ceased production in 1991.


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