Sep 01 2015

Storage Story

As computers become more advanced, their ability to generate data grows exponentially. Storage devices are evolving to accompany that demand.

1975: The 8-inch floppy disk, which holds 800KB of data, is released

1981: Sony introduces the 3.5-inch floppy disk with 1.44MB of storage

1994: Iomega greatly increases storage capacity with its 100MB zip disk

1997: Recordable CDs offer 700MB of storage capacity

2001: Recordable DVDs hit the market, providing 4.7GB of storage

2004: MicroSD cards bring gigabyte storage capabilities in a small package

2013: Kingston announces a 1TB USB flash drive

Source: Experts Exchange, “Community Toolkit,” June 2015