Throughout history, evolution has always been present, as, for technology, there could be no exceptions, I show you some curious facts.

 

1890.- THE OLD ONE “PUNCH CARDS”

Punch cards were the first mechanical storage method. A punch card holds about 80 characters, so not even a fully fleshed out tweet could fit on one.

 

1932.- NEW CENTURY, NEW TECH “MAGNETIC DRUM”

Drum memory was invented by Gustav Tauschek in 1932, but magnetic drum memory wasn’t used in computing until US Navy codebreakers developed it during World War II

It was remained common in computing through the 50s and The 60s.

 

1951.- NEW ERA NEW STUFF “ THE MAGNETIC TAPE DRIVE”

More compact versions of this technology were common through the 1980s, like the VHS and cassette tape. Magnetic tape is still used for archiving data today.

 

1956.- WELCOME TO THE FUTURE “HARD DISK DRIVE”

 The HDD stores data on one or more rapidly rotating magnetic metal platters, or disks. The HDD is still ubiquitous today, with portable models becoming smaller, with higher storage capacity, every year. The solid-state drive (SSD), created by Samsung is only 2½ inches and can hold 16 terabytes of data. It is undoubtedly the highest capacity hard drive on the market today.

 

1967.- “FLOPPY DISK” OR THE TOOL IN THE COLLEGE

The Save Icon. The first 8-inch floppy disk developed held 80KB, enough to hold 8 formatted .doc files.

The floppy disk was developed at IBM’s San Jose laboratory in 1967. Originally, floppy disks were uncovered magnetic disks, hence the “flop.” Later, plastic envelopes were added to protect from dirt and scratches and varying sizes of the disk emerged.

 

1982.- COMPACT DISC (CD) BEST KNOWN AS THE KING OF THE PARTY.

The Compact Disc was developed in 1982 by both Sony and Phillips. Although the CD was only 12 centimeters in diameter, when first introduced, the CD could hold more data than a personal computer’s hard drive. CDs revolutionized the music industry in the 1980s, eventually replacing the vinyl record and cassette tape.

 

1995.- THE HOLLYWOOD SELLER “DIGITAL VIDEO DISC OR DVD FOR THE FRIENDS”

Also developed by Sony and Phillips, in addition to a host of other technology companies, the DVD came to be in 1995. The DVD stores data using the same optical functions as the CD, with improved storage capabilities. This time, the DVD changed the movie industry up, phasing out the widely used Video Home System (VHS).

 

1999.- MILLENIUM END IT´S NEAR “SD CARD”

Size matters not. Unless you’re getting smaller, more portable data storage, that is. The first SD cards held around 64MB, enough to hold 50 photos or 13 minutes of low-resolution a video which is around 1/11 of a CD. The highest capacity of an SD card today is 1 terabyte. The Secure Digital standard was a joint development by SanDisk, Panasonic, and Toshiba in 1999.

 

1999.- THE OTHER COMPETITION “USB FLASH DRIVE”

M-Systems, an Israeli company developed the USB Flash Drive in 1999. It is colloquially known as a thumb drive, pen drive, jump drive, disk key, disk on key, flash-drive, or a memory stick. Similar to SD cards, USB flash drives use flash memory.

 

2006.- TO HERE TO ETERNITY “CLOUD DATA STORAGE”

Your data in the ether. Now, your storage capacity depends only on the plan you can pay for. The options are endless. But its something that upset, you don´t have your info in your hands and that could be a problem.

 

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