Monday, February 6, 2012

World's smallest hard drive

You thought your Hard Drive holds a lot of gigabytes.

And, likely, it does.

Especially when we at DIT recall that our first computer, a Radio Shack Color computer, shown here, didn't have a hard drive at all and only had a chip that held 16 K.

Yes, you read that correctly. 16 Kilobytes.

And we upgraded it to 32 KB by soldering in another chip so we could play donkey kong.

And we thought we were on the cutting edge of technology.

Yes, those were the days.

But, as you know those cutting edge days were replaced and replaced and replaced by ever increasing memory sizes while the drives themselves get physically smaller and smaller.

And now, even the advances we have now are about to pale by comparison as even smaller, indeed unbelievably smaller, hard drives are on the horizon.


Check out this article for the details.  HERE'S THE LINK