Self Storage Blog

Did You Know: Storage Disks

…that IBM introduced the great-great-great grandfather of today’s storage disks in 1956? It was the size of a refrigerator, and stored a total of 4.4 megabytes on 50 double-sided, two-foot-diameter disks. The disk had a density of 2,000 bits of data per square inch and cost around a whopping £7,000,000 per gigabyte.

In comparison, today’s laptop drives are typically 2.5 inches thick, are a size of a deck of cards, and can store up to 160 gigabytes – the price of which is less than 50p per gigabyte.

Our self-storage is equally as space efficient and cost effective, which you can secure for just a £10 deposit and use for a week, a month or as long as you need.