Back up your C: drive onto a floppy.

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  1. chepistolas macrumors member

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    So I am watching this movie(Boiler Room) as we speak and I had to post. Seth the main guy in the movie just backed up his whole C: drive onto a FLOPPY DISK!
     
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    I DVR'ed reruns of Married with Children and was watching an episode where they got a computer. $2100 got them a computer with a 40 meg hard drive and 7 megs of RAM :D
     
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    I remember paying NZ$200 extra to go from 2 MB to 4 MB in 1992.
     
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  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    C:\ drive on a floppy? One megabyte hard drives. Jeez, when was that movie made, 1970?


    Of course, it's more likly they didnt do thier research.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    C: drive? Is that like an 800KB floppy?

    (The first Mac I ever played with was a Fat Mac in 1984.)

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    2000! :eek:
     
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    Brings back memories.

    The original Mac had no HD and one floppy drive that supported 400K floppies.
     
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    And the stripes pointed the wrong way on the trash can.
     
  10. SMM macrumors 65816

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    I can beat that hands-down. In 1987, I paid ~$1100 to upgrade my Acer 1100 386. There were few 386 out then and there has a major shortage of DRAM's. SIMM's were brand new technology and not available. To expand the standard 1 Meg, I had to buy an Acer proprietary 'daughter board' for $400, and spend almost $800 for a whole bag of 16K DRAMS. I chuckle when I read about people complaining about how hard it was to install their matching set of 2GB memory modules.
     
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    Yeah, but at least you could tell for sure when you installed a DIP incorrectly and bent one of the &*%#($%#&$Q pins. I remember speding over $250 for 1MB of DRAM DIPs for a '286 around '89. Just got 2GB for my iMac for less. :p

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    Rise of the Robots, Amiga 600, 10 floppies. Along with Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis :)
     
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    My mom payed $1000 to upgrade her hard drive in her Dell to 1GB in 1990. :D
     
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    That's cheap! ;)

    Around 1985, I paid $1295 for a 96KB memory upgrade for my HP-71!
     
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    Weird to think that once RAM vs Harddrive space was much closer.


    2000 would get you 1GB of RAM(maybe 2GB) along with 250GB of hardrive space
     
  16. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting point.

    Another way to look at it, is that most computers today have more RAM memory than computers had HD space 15 years ago.

    Of course in the early 90's RAM prices were about $100 per MB.
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I have a copy of MacUser (UK) with the exclusive reviews of the 7500 and 8500 PowerMacs.
    The prices for RAM in adverts were pretty shocking.
    I'll have to find it and scan it later.
     
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    Its just another consequence of Moore's Law.

    I remember when 1.79 MHz was a screaming fast machine. Jump that 3 orders of magnitude, duplicate it on 4 cores with numbers 8 times as wide, and you have a low end mac Pro...
     

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