Early History of the Hard Drive


1956: IBM ships the first hard drive in the RAMAC 305 system. The drive holds 5MB of data at $10,000 a megabyte. The system is as big as two refrigerators and uses 50 24-inch platters.

1973: IBM announces the 3340, the first modern “Winchester” hard drive, which has a sealed assembly, lubricated spindles, and low-mass heads.

1983: Rodime releases the first 3.5-inch hard drive; the RO352 includes two platters and stores 10MB.

Timeline: 50 Years of Hard Drives


Motorola SBG900 Set static IP and alternate DNS Servers


The motorola SBG900 will not let you turn off the DHCP server on the LAN side, and it will not work if you use static IP’s with alternate DNS servers.

To set a static IP:

On your router: Go to your IP lease table
Reserve the IP with the mac address

On your device or computer: Set your static IP, using the same address you reserved in your router
Set your DNS servers

On your router: Go to your IP lease table
Your de¡vice will have a Staitic IP Tag