HP Enters Computer Storage Market
Hewlett-Packard first entered the market for producing computer storage solutions with the acquisition of Datamec, Inc. in 1965. Datamec produced magnetic tape recorders such as the SC4400. As a part of Hewlett-Packard’s Mountain View Division, Datamec would sell memory devices to original equipment manufacturers for integration into their own systems, and would develop the first tape and disc drives devised specifically for use with Hewlett-Packard computers (the 7900A disc drive and the 7970 tape drive, introduced in 1971).
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