Month: January 2021

  • IBM 3850: Past, Present, and Future of Data Storage

    IBM 3850: Past, Present, and Future of Data Storage

    How it Started Beginning in the late 1960s, IBM engineers in Boulder, Colorado began to research and test an inexpensive high-capacity storage system built around the concept of magnetic tape cartridges. Their idea was to have the tapes retrieved by a robotic arm and fed into a unit that could…