In a world that is increasingly “online”, we find ourselves handling tremendous quantities of information on a daily basis.
From punched cards to disks, from CDs to SSDs, impressive technological progress has enabled us to store more and more data – and access it with increasing speed.
But how well do you know these storage devices that make our lives so much easier?
Which company was the first to sell hard disks?
When did the first USB sticks go on sale?
How much data could the very first USB stick store?
- 8 MB
- 16 MB
- 32 MB
TRUE or FALSE? The first diskettes were created by IBM.
What do the initials "SD" in the name of the renowned SD cards stand for?
- Stable Drive
- Safe Disk
- Secure Digital
In what year were the first hard drives put on the market?
What was the storage capacity of the very first diskettes?
TRUE or FALSE? The Memory Stick standard was created by Sony.
What name of a musical instrument was used to carry storage units before the arrival of the hard disk?
In what year did the first hard disk that could hold a terabyte of data come on the market?
Sony and Philips created the CD and CD ROM, What was the name of the original standard?
- Red Book
- White Book
- Yellow Book
TRUE or FALSE? A standard CD has a diameter of 10 cm.
When was the first diskette invented?
What was the maximum storage capacity of ZIP disks?
- 750 MB
- 1 GB
- 2 GB
What by-product of the CD format, that could contain up to 1 GB of data, was used for the SEGA Dreamcast console?
Putting all your trust in technology, you didn't see the need to read up on the history of data storage... Let us hope your data is safe!
Given how important digital storage is becoming at home and at work, a quick formatting to start off all over again might be a good idea!
Without actually being an expert on data storage, you know the basics of what needs to be known in the field. You are aware of the technological progress that has been made in data storage these past few years and you know that the comfort that USB sticks bring us is relatively new!
Just a little more effort is needed to get yourself completely up-to-date!
You know how to keep your data in a safe place! Storage devices and their long history hold no secrets from you!
Hard drives, CD, flash memory and portable storage media have become familiar expressions for you. Keep an eye on developments in this ever-progressing market and you will stay a file storage pro!