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Old 09-26-07, 06:45 AM
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1GB Hardrive 22 years ago VS 1GB today

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My dad has a clock that was made from an old hard disk. When he was in college at Iowa State they had a hard drive tower for their storage. The hard discs were about a foot in dameter. The tower consisted of about a 3 feet high stack of these discs. That tower had approximately 36MB of storage. Impressive This clock was made from one of those discs. It's actually kind of cool, if you're a nerd.
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Showing my age here, who here can read punch cards?
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I worked with hard drives like that big one at my first job out of high school (1988). When they crash they crash catastrophically and it sounds like a jet landing.
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Anybody remember floppy disks? I think the first ones were like 9" floppies or maybe 10".
They were huge and you couldn't store much on them.
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Looks like a drive unit out of the IBM drives we used to have. Freakin' things were about six(or seven) feet tall and four foot square. Those damn things used to fail ALL THE TIME! I remember when they started talking "gigabytes". I was like, WTF is a gigabyte? Then they came out with a double density drive that was a whopping TWO GB!!! Ah, the good old days.
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Flash memory is not a hard drive though.
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I remember when all data was stored on these:


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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Originally Posted by Indy_Rider View Post
Flash memory is not a hard drive though.

So what? The title says "1GB Hardrive 22 years ago VS 1GB today". Not "1GB Hardrive 22 years ago VS 1GB harddrive today".
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Originally Posted by Chad's Colnago View Post
My dad has a clock that was made from an old hard disk. When he was in college at Iowa State they had a hard drive tower for their storage. The hard discs were about a foot in dameter. The tower consisted of about a 3 feet high stack of these discs.
In the dark ages, I used to work as a computer operator during summer breaks. The bank I worked for had a couple of halls full of these disk stations, each spinning a removable set of disks pretty similar to OP's picture. Because the disks were swappable, they also needed huge motorized filing cabinets to store away disks that weren't currently in use. And undoubtadly a resource-hog accounting system to keep OR up-to-date which disks were currently used, which would be needed, where in the cabinets they were, and which spinning disks could be dismounted to replace.

It was just so much more real than fiddling with these tiny SDs and whatnot...

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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
Anybody remember floppy disks? I think the first ones were like 9" floppies or maybe 10".
They were huge and you couldn't store much on them.

After cards I was delighted to store my programs on tape.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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After cards I was delighted to store my programs on tape.
I can remember using a poratble tape player and hooking it up to a Trash80 to store basic programs.
Those were the days
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Originally Posted by flyingscotsman View Post
Showing my age here, who here can read punch cards?
It depends. All the holes sometimes make the letters hard to read sometimes.....
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Duuuuude... that looks a whole bunch like the engineering station on a submarine....
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Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
That's actually the control panels for a naval reactor plant.
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Originally Posted by polara426sh View Post
That's actually the control panels for a naval reactor plant.
Looks a lot like the ancient but still in service nuke plant computers where I removed asbestos. But it came up in a google search for old computers, and it looks the part.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
Anybody remember floppy disks? I think the first ones were like 9" floppies or maybe 10".
They were huge and you couldn't store much on them.
They were 8" and yes I remember them. I used to work as a computer operator for an old mainframe, and some parts were so old they still used these.



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In the dark ages, I used to work as a computer operator during summer breaks. The bank I worked for had a couple of halls full of these disk stations, each spinning a removable set of disks pretty similar to OP's picture. Because the disks were swappable, they also needed huge motorized filing cabinets to store away disks that weren't currently in use. And undoubtadly a resource-hog accounting system to keep OR up-to-date which disks were currently used, which would be needed, where in the cabinets they were, and which spinning disks could be dismounted to replace.

It was just so much more real than fiddling with these tiny SDs and whatnot...

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Yep....that was my job right after high school that I was talking about. Worked that job going through school part-time...almost 10 years.
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