15MB hard drive is the 80's!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by twistedlegato, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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  2. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    I've still got one 500MB SCSI hard drive somewhere. And damn how fast it was :D
     
  3. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Hey, compared to what the OP is referring to, a 500MB drive is like technology from the distant future - a veritable flying automobile!
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    And it's only $2500*!
    Plus instillation kit.

    Ahhh... Back in the good'ol days....
    If you wanted to install a new program, you had to remove one.
     
  5. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    I do have a 20MB somewhere also :D but it is huge
     
  6. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I think I paid about that for one to sit under my Mac Plus, no floppies I loved it!!
     
  7. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    The 500MB SCSI is really old I tink over 10 years and it is still working - that's seagate at 10K rpm I don't mind
     
  8. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    good thing it comes with a lock wouldnt want my 500mb of space to disppear
     
  9. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    On the back of our Mac SE it says "Hard drive - 8SC". What the hell is an SC?
     
  10. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Hmm - I did my PhD on a 50MB hard drive back in '88-'90. I would set up a MESFET (not a typo - I was working with MESFETs not MOSFETs) simulation run on a Monday, go the pub^W library till Thursday, analyse the results till the end of the following week, delete the raw data to free up space and start again on Monday.

    When writing up my thesis I had to keep uninstalling and reinstalling WordPerfect to free up hard disk space between chapters so I could reanalyse my analyses.

    Ah, those were the days.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well entire operating systems could fit onto floppy disks. Imagine, even something like Windows 3.1, which was pretty cool at the time, had what I thought was a decent GUI, had graphics, had icons, and programs for you to type out documents and such.........and it fit on floppy disks. Now we need DVDs to install something with the same, albeit nice, graphics, but with very little change in terms of how the user interacts with the computer.
     
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I need to get one also:D , or should I get the Mac Pro?;)
     
  13. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    nice find!

    However funny that ad is, just wait 20 years and look back at all of these threads...
     
  14. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You don't even have to wait that long here's one from about five years ago.
     
  15. takao macrumors 68040

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    believe it or not: Windows 95 also shipped on floppy disks .... a friend still has the original disks lying around ... all 40+ of them
     
  16. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    you could also trade the Win 98 CD in for discs if you sent in the voucher that came in the box :D

    I have a 5MB HD from a 4.77mhz XT, Alt+ and you could send it in to 9Mhz "turbo" mode!

    Ed
     
  17. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Some of those comments towards the iPod:eek: :rolleyes: :D
     

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