Photo Essay

HDD….. remembering the pioneering days

HD Interface

High capacity disc storage space has been the industry's obsession since the introduction of the personal computer. Technology's rapid development has allowed us to easily store and retrieve the endless number of digital images we all keep.

The first high capacity drives were practically works of art; hand crafted in a much different manner than the high volume commodity products of today. In 1983, it took 8 discs of 5 ¼ inch diameter to achieve 160mB of storage – which is only enough memory to hold one hi-resolution image from my film scanner today.

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