Unit 6 Analysis: Memory Cost
IBM produced the first commercially produced hard drive in 1956. It came
with the shipment of an IBM 305 RAMAC system including IBM Model 350 disk
storage.  US Patent 3,503,060 issued March 24, 1970, and arising from the
IBM RAMAC program is generally considered to be the fundamental patent for
disk drives and only stored 5000 characters. Looking at the timeline of
commercially produced hard drives. The 100 TB hard drive will probably be
available within ten years. At the rate at which technology is growing and more
companies becoming involved in this race, the 100 TB hard drive is closer than
we ever expected.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies produced the first 1 TB hard disk in
2007. This ground breaking release opened the eyes of many companies and let
them know that hard disks were going to continue to grow and expand in the
near future. Every year after its release other companies like Seagate and
western digital began producing higher capacity drive increasing by 1 TB.
Looking at this it might seem that that 100 TB drive is far away but with new