Old Computer Ad Hard Drive

Introduced by IBM in 1956, HDDs became the dominant secondary storage device for general-purpose computers by the early 1960s. Continuously improved, HDDs have maintained this position into the modern era of servers and personal computers. As the 1980s began, HDDs were a rare and very expensive additional feature in PCs, but by the late 1980s their cost had been reduced to the point where they were standard on all but the cheapest computers. This vintage ad shows just how much they used to cost. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos.

17. Commodore Executive 64 Ad

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16. 16K RAM Card

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15. Sharp Latop

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14. Albert Einstein Lecturing On His E=MC^2 Equation c.1934

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13. Bonnie and Clyde c.1933

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12. Oldest Known Tornado Photo in South Dakota c.1884

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11. Civil Rights Sit In c.1960

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10. German Dispatch Dog Carries Message to Front Line c.1918

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9. Billy the Kid c.1878

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8. Slave Auction in Maryland c.1850

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7. Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio c.1953

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6. Moment of Detonation at Nagasaki c.1945

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5. Recording “Gang Busters” True Crime Radio Show c.1930

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4. Jesse James and Robert Ford c.1880

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3. 152mm Howitzer Battery Fires During Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation c.1944

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2. Eva Braun (undated)

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1. PFC Richie Opens Letter from Girlfriend in Vietnam c.1966

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