Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

(Unit 2 - LO1) Magnetic Media

A brief guide to the history and performance of magnetic media.

Media in General and Magnetic Media in Particular.

Punched cards




Paper tape

Tube storage

Magnetic core memory

Compact cassette 1963

The floppy disk (1960s)

LaserDisc (1978)

Hard Disk Drive HDD (1980s)

Compacr Disc (1979)

DVD and Blu-Ray

SSD and removable Flash Storage

The move to replace physical storage

Streaming media