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33 ancient storage formats: How many do you remember?

Pocket-lint Logo By (the real)ReCreate [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons of Pocket-lint | Slide 2 of 34: The Psion Organiser was launched in 1984 and was known as the "the world's first practical pocket computer". While it boasted a 0.9MHz 8-bt Hitachi processor, 4kB of ROM and 2kB of static RAM, it didn't have built-in storage. It had to use removable Datapaks, which used EPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory), which could continue to store data even after its power supply is switched off.Deleting files wasn't as simple as highlighting and pressing delete. Instead, you would have to expose it to a strong UV light. The Organiser II could use new and improved Datapaks, which had between 8kB - 256kB of storage capacity. The Psion Organiser was discontinued in 1992

Psion Datakpak Organiser

The Psion Organiser was launched in 1984 and was known as the "the world's first practical pocket computer". While it boasted a 0.9MHz 8-bt Hitachi processor, 4kB of ROM and 2kB of static RAM, it didn't have built-in storage. It had to use removable Datapaks, which used EPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory), which could continue to store data even after its power supply is switched off.

Deleting files wasn't as simple as highlighting and pressing delete. Instead, you would have to expose it to a strong UV light. The Organiser II could use new and improved Datapaks, which had between 8kB - 256kB of storage capacity. The Psion Organiser was discontinued in 1992

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