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Computer Data Storage Through the Ages -- From Punch Cards to Blu-Ray

Posted on Saturday, March 07 2009 @ 03:06:01 CET by

“Your next build may very well come configured with dual-SSD drives in a RAID 0 array for the OS, a gluttonous 2TB SATA HDD for storage duties, and a Blu-ray optical drive for movie watching and HD backups. And for quick transfers from one rig to another, does it get any sweeter than a 64GB USB thumb drive loaded with all of your favorite apps? Such a storage scheme is certainly worthy of dream machine status, but our storage options weren't always as fanciful, fast, and fat as they are today. Some of you may remember toting a 3.5-inch floppy to and from school, while others hearken all the way back to cassette tapes. And if you've lived long enough to remember the IBM Punch Card first hand, just ask and we'll SPEAK LOUDER.

Fasten your seatbelt and take a trip back in time with us as we follow the evolution of computer storage through the ages. Read more at MaximumPC.



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