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    Can You Guess?

    What is it?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Its a hard disk drive in 1956....
    The Volume and Size of 5MB memory storage in 1956.
    In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data.

    Shipping cost today would be:
    2 Days = $500
    Overnight = $4500

    Makes you appreciate your 4 GB USB thumb drive, doesn't it? </span hide>
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    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Can You Guess?

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    Re: Can You Guess?

    I'm guessing from the looks of the cargo door that it is a DC-6B four engine plane.

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    Re: Can You Guess?

    Difficult to say from the snapshot as it could be the DC-6A or C variant as the 6B did not have a cargo door.

    The DC-6A was the freight variant (with cargo door) with an extended fuselage and the DC-6C was a cargo/passenger variant.
    Jerry

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    Re: Can You Guess?

    Absolutely right there. I think I spent too many hours sleeping in those diesel sixes when I was supposed to be loading them...

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    Re: Can You Guess?

    I did some checking, and surprisingly several of the sixes that I loaded were 6B's that were reconfigured into that exact door configuration. http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.sear...nesearch=Zantop International Airlines&distinct_entry=true . I guess I was awake enough in those days. Can't believe some of those birds still fly!

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    That's a 747 Cargo door
    acordeiro

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    Is that the first hard drive (about 50Kb or so) being loaded onto a plane.
    Al.

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