Validating identity problem in wireless network
The first IBM drive, the 350 RAMAC in 1956, was approximately the size of two medium-sized refrigerators and stored five million six-bit characters (3.75 megabytes), the 1301 used an array of heads, one per platter, moving as a single unit.
, IBM announced HDDs in 1956 as a component of the IBM 305 RAMAC system and as new component to enhance the existing IBM 650 system, a general-purpose mainframe.
is a data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.
The platters are paired with magnetic heads, usually arranged on a moving actuator arm, which read and write data to the platter surfaces.
A few years later, designers were exploring the possibility that physically smaller platters might offer advantages.
Drives with non-removable eight-inch platters appeared, and then drives that used a in (130 mm) form factor (a mounting width equivalent to that used by contemporary floppy disk drives).