We used to call a 12 inch IBM 729 reel portable ...

Subject: General Tech | April 3, 2006 - 12:01 PM |

...  the kids these days have no idea how easy they have it.  The Tech Zone explores the history of portable data, from the floppies that you were amazed could fit 1.44 Mbs of data to the USB flash and HDD based drives of today.  Read through it and some of the jokes old sysadmins crack might start making more sense.

"History of secondary storage is quiet interesting, as it has seen the use of papers to silicon

to optical medium. With each generation it gets better, faster and smaller is size and always

increasing the storage capacity."

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