How computer's memories have developed

  • Memory in 60's

    Memory in 60's
    magnetic storage, gradually replaced punch cards as the primary means for data storage. Magnetic tape was first patented in 1928, by Fritz Pfleumer.
  • Memory in 70's

    Memory in 70's
    Magnetic core memory was widely used as the main memory technology for computers well into the 1970s.
  • Memory in 80's

    Memory in 80's
    Seagate Technology creates the first hard disk drive for microcomputers, the ST506. The disk held 5 megabytes of data, five times as much as a standard floppy disk, and fit in the space of a floppy disk drive. The hard disk drive itself was a rigid metallic platter coated on both sides with a thin layer of magnetic material that stores digital data.
  • Memory in 90's

    Memory in 90's
    The module was manufactured that uses non-volatile memory chips to replace the spinning disks of a hard disk drive. SanDisk recognized that portable devices and computers were getting lighter and smaller, and they started having that flash memory.
  • Memory in 00's

    Memory in 00's
    USB Flash drives are introduced. Sometimes referred to as jump drives or memory sticks, these drives consisted of flash memory encased in a small form factor container with a USB interface. They could be used for data storage and in the backing up and transferring of files between various devices. They were faster and had greater data capacity than earlier storage media.
  • Memory in 10's

    Memory in 10's
    2010: SDXC memory cards (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) launched in 2010, with the same dimensions as previous versions but beginning at 64 GB of storage space and going up to 2 TB, while also being dust-proof, waterproof and being able to resist pressures up to 16 kg all while being super-fast.