As the world evolve around, technology develop so fast and some specs became obsolete. Various trend arises like mobile apps, responsive websites to smartphones, expansion of data warehouses stored into cloud, and virtual reality. The way this trend moved fleetingly change human lifestyle from good to more high quality living. Looking back on how storage of data changes throughout the year is always the concern. As computers and web platform became more advance, organization searching for a bigger storage (devices) to place the collection of data gathered where many users are existing. Organization is on the hunt to have a Data Scientist who are capable to manage and understand data mining from critical conditions. Data scientist is in-demand job description in US that rank 9 in top 25 in-demand job list. In relation to this, scientist are able to recognize and visualize how data work inside and outside the organization.
Data storage devices must have the capacity to keep a big chunk to hold kilobytes of data, to microchips able to hold a few gigabytes. Humankind always find ways to store information for future references and record keeping. Some example of late storage devices such as CD_ROM, DVD, Floppy disks and cassette tapes been slowly terminated in the market replace by more advance devices such as Flashdrives and external hard drives.
The evolution of storage devices: byOnextrapixel.com
- 1956 – IBM 350 is the first disk drive introduced by IBM. It was the same size of a wardrobe but contained a very small amount of data. It has a capacity to store 3.75 megabytes.
- 1961 – IBM 1301 has much storage capacity than the IBM 350. It was the first hard disk to use heads that were designed to float in thin air over the tracks and read data from disks. It has the capacity to store data about 29 megabytes.
- 1962 – IBM 1311 is the first hard drive to introduce removable disk packs. Each disk pack contain about 2 million characters.
- 1964 – IBM 2311 has more capacity and better performance. It can store about 7.25 megabytes of data in a single removed disk pack.
- 1965 – IBM 2314 can store about 29 megabytes of data in a single removable disk pack.
- 1970 – IBM 3330 is a packaged of all hard disk into a smaller shell. It can store a data about 100 megabytes in each disk pack.
- 1976 – IBM 3350: Introduction of Fixed Disk Drives was the first hard disk drive that is not removable disks which it sealed inside the drive. The capacity to store data is about 636 megabytes in the whole unit.
- 1979 – IBM 62PC “Piccolo”: The World’s first 8-inch HDD, an 8 inch long hard disk drive. It can hold 64.5 megabytes data.
- 1980 – IBM 3380: The World’s first gigabyte HDD is the world’s first gigabyte hard disk drive. It can store data about 2.52 gigabytes.
- 1980 – Seagate ST-506: The World’s first 5.25-inch HDD, the first world’s 5.25 inch hard disk drive.
- 1983 – Rodime RO-352: The World’s first 3.5-inch HDD, the first 3.5 inch hard disk drive which can hold 11 megabytes of data.
- 1988 – PrairieTek 220: The World’s first 2.5-inch HDD, a 2.5 inch hard disk which able to compress about 21.3 megabytes of data.
- 1991 – Integral Peripherals Mustang 1820: The World’s first 1.8-inch HDD, a little hard disk drive which can store about 21.4 megabytes of data.
- 1997 – IBM Deskstar 16GP it can store 16.8 gigabytes.
- 2000 – Trek ThumbDrive: The World’s first USB Flash Drive which have the capacity to keep data into 8 megabytes, about 4 times the floppy disk.
- 2003 – Toshiba 2GB USB Flash Drive can store 2 gigabytes of data packed into small device.
- 2006 – Sandisk 2GB microSD Card have the capacity to hold data about 2 gigabytes.
- 2007 – Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000: The World’s first 1TB HDD, the world’s first terabyte hard disk drive.
- 2013 – Seagate 4TB Internal Hard Drive, a high transfer and sleek hard drive which can store 4 terabytes of data.
- Cloudbase Warehousing, Amazon the pioneer of cloudbase data storage in 2014.
The most recent trendy storage in 2016 were developed via a scientist from University of Southampton. A digital data storage that is capable to survive for billions of years using nanostructured glass. It was designed for record keeping and retrieval process of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing. It can hold data about 360 terabytes, have thermal stability up to 100% and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature. A safe and portable memory that could be useful to organization who have a big trunk of archiving. They tested to save digital documents that could survive for years like major documents from human history such as Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Newton’s Opticks, Manga Carta and King James Bible. The data were recorded using ultrafast laser, producing very short and intense pulses of light. The files are written in 3 layers of nanostructured dots separated by 5 micrometers.
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