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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2019 edited
     
    A 16TB hard disk drive is on sale for far less than you'd think

    16TB HDD for just over $400

    R.
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    At last, a basket big enough to hold all my eggs.
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    That's what I paid for a 450 MB drive in 1989
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2019
     
    That would have been a bargain. I easily paid twice that for a 320MB SCSI drive then--and even that was surplus inventory.
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    Yup. Made a special trip to the South San Francisco warehouse district for it. It was ESDI btw.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2019
     
    I've still got the thing and it runs fine. CDC/Imprimis run off an Ultrastor controller.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2019
     
    Posted By: AsterixThat would have been a bargain. I easily paid twice that for a 320MB SCSI drive then--and even that was surplus inventory.


    More for 16Mb in the early '80s. Seemed like a lot of memory at the time.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2019
     
    I bought a hard disk in 1979. It was a Shugart SA-4002 with controller. Big 14" Winchester (still have it). Cost: $3K.

    Bargain--all of 40MB. Once the 5.25" drives started to get into production, prices fell pretty quickly. I think I've still got a Seagate ST-506 on the shelf---4 MB.
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    Sprinkle iron filings on it, read the data with a magnifying glass?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2019
     
    Actually, sub-micron pyrolytic iron powder in a methyl nonafluoroisobutyl vehicle. Shake, drop, let dry.