IBM 305 RAMAC

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Date
1956 ca.
Copyright Owner
© International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Keywords
accounting applications; hard disk; IBM 305 RAMAC (Computer); Computers--History; Electronic data processing--History; Computer industry--History; International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Object ID
102651965

The “Random Access Method of Accounting and Control” (RAMAC) computer was used to maintain business records. It is best known for being the first computer with a hard disk, which replaced cumbersome files of punched cards.