September 13, 1956 CE – IBM Introduces the 305 RAMAC, a Computer with the First Disk Drive System

September 13, 1956 CE – IBM Introduces the 305 RAMAC, a Computer with the First Disk Drive SystemRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The early computer industry, built around room-sized machines filled with vacuum tubes, made a giant leap forward when IBM announced it would soon be manufacturing the 305 RAMAC — Random Access Method of Accounting and Control — as a commercial machine with a secondary storage system called a disk drive. Built to manage the financial needs of large, fast-moving operations, the hulking machine would form the bridge between IBM’s traditional computing methods and more advanced electric-only designs that would follow. Capable of storing 3.75MB of information, […]