Can storage be sexy?

The most quotidian of tech products might still have some design flair

By , ITworld |  Storage, hard disk drive, SSD


Old-school charm

Impractical and non-portable, to be sure

Source: TheSentinel64/Wikipedia

We see reel-to-reel tapes, one of the oldest forms of computer storage, through a haze of nostalgia and history now, but you have to admit that there's something kind of cool about the way they look. Maybe it's personalization that comes because our monkey brains turn anything with two circles on it into two eyes on a face; maybe it's just the fact that seeing moving parts in a computer feels reassuring in a world of silent, inscrutable solid-state design.

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