The world’s first 1GB hard disk, IBM 3380, was developed at IBM in 1980. It was the size of a fridge, weighed 550lbs and could actually store 2.52 billion characters. the starting cost was $81,000.
The world's first hard drive was 68 inches high, 60 inches long and 29 inches deep. It was developed by IBM, could store 5 MB of data and was only available on a lease basis with the 305 RAMAC computer. [more...]