The History Of The Hard Drive And Its Future

1980: The First Gigabyte-capacity Hard Disk

The IBM 3380, introduced in 1980, shipped with a 2.5-GB capacity, making it the first commercially-available hard drive to break the GB-capacity mark. However, unlike today's lightweight 3-GB and 4-GB hard drives, the IBM 3380 weighed over 500 pounds.


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