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First 1GB hard disk was as large as a fridge

Fact - The world's first 1GB hard disk, the IBM 3380, was as large as a fridge. It was announced on on June 11, 1980 and could store 2.52 billion characters.
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The world’s first 1GB hard disk, the IBM 3380, was as large as a fridge. It was announced on on June 11, 1980 and could store 2.52 billion characters.

The drive was huge… about the size of a refrigerator and weighed at 250kgs. The first order was shipped on October 16, 1981. The basic price of the drive was $81,000.

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