On This Day in Technology and Computer History: June 2nd

This day in technology events examines the important computer events that occurred on this day in history. On this day in tech history, the IBM 1301 Disk Storage system and the Compaq TFT 500.


1961 – IBM release a new machineIBM 1301 Disk storage

In the United States, International Business Machines (IBM) announce the release of the IBM 1301 Disk Storage system. The system contains a number of modules which each contain twenty-five disks, each of which features fifty tracks per inch with a 520 bits per inch density and a total data storage capacity of 28MB (28 million characters). Further modules can be addes to give it up to 280MB of storage.



1997 – Compaq TFT500compaq-tft

Compaq Computer introduces the TFT500 15.1-inch active-matrix flat-panel display. The monitor was developed in conjunction with conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric and goes on the market for a retail price of $3,799.


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