Guess what this is

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  1. evangilder

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    See if you guys can guess what this is that they are loading onto this airplane.
     

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    Photo copier or Computer
     
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    My old laptop maybe?
     
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    Close guys. I'll give it a bit more before revealing the identity of this groundbreaking device.
     
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    A winchester drive or my first colour TV
     
  6. evangilder

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    I don't remember Winchester drives being that big!
     
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    Well I thought it may be a prototype Eric, sort of a Winchester Cathedral version:rolleyes:
     
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    Physical storge device.

    Hard Disk for a main frame computer.
     
  9. evangilder

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    This is a 4.4 Meg Hard Disk in 1956.

    In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 4.4MB of data.
     
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    Good one Evans.
     
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    Yeah, just think how much data could be stored in a ton of HDD now...
     
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    I was going to guess a microwave oven. Anyone ever seen one from the '50s. About that size.
     
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    :lol:. I was going to say a generator but a hard drive for a computer makes more sense.
     
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