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    Default Today's $60 1TB drive would have cost $1 trillion in the '50s

    Hard disk drives sure have come a long way, baby.

    In the 1950s, storage hardware was measured in feet -- and in tons. Back then, the era's state-of-the-art computer drive was found in IBM's RAMAC 305; it consisted of two refrigerator-size boxes that weighed about a ton each. One box held 40 24-inch dual-sided magnetic disk platters; a carriage with two recording heads suspended by compressed air moved up and down the stack to access the disks. The other cabinet contained the data processing unit, the magnetic process drum, magnetic core register and electronic logical and arithmetic circuits.
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...&taxonomyId=19

    I'M OUTTA HERE!!!



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    Nah... MicroCenter would have a in store special on it!

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    death jr., do you happen to own stock in MicroCenter?

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    At Mother's, in the garage, there is a table made from a disk platter. it is about 4 ft in diameter with a massively engineered hub. Pa brought it home after the heads crashed and made it useless. That was one of his jobs as an engineer setting the hight of the heads...low enough to read high enough to miss the disk...apparently they were designed to ride on a cushion of air He once commented that the whole array of disks was smaller than the disk in his pc and at the time I think that was just 100 meg

    The era? mid or late 60's

    Ya see, you young lads don't know how it was for us....
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    Even in the 80's, a 5 meg Apple hard drive was a box about 12" x 10" x 8". We have come a long way baby...

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