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Old 18 June 2008, 23:19   #1
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Happy How hard disk prices have changed...

over the years... check out 1956

I'd love one of those '56 IBM drives purely for the coffee table

http://www.alts.net/ns1625/winchest.html
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Old 18 June 2008, 23:24   #2
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over the years... check out 1956

I'd love one of those '56 IBM drives purely for the coffee table

http://www.alts.net/ns1625/winchest.html
Here is pic of this 'little' gem



If you wanna see a really 'cheap' HD visit OT
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Old 21 June 2008, 06:54   #3
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I worked for a bank in the 90's, we bought 2 10 meg drives for the ATM system. They cost either 10 grand each, or 10 grand for the two....
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Old 21 June 2008, 07:30   #4
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@jabsy:

That's curious considering that 120 meg drives for Amigas were a lot cheaper than that in the 90's... maybe you meant 10 gig drives??
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Old 21 June 2008, 08:48   #5
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And consider the change in the money valour. In 1956 1 dollar amount substantialy more than in 2008

The memory have the same process. If I buy the memory at the price of 1956, I need the salary of many many year to pay them.
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Old 22 June 2008, 09:45   #6
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That's curious considering that 120 meg drives for Amigas were a lot cheaper than that in the 90's... maybe you meant 10 gig drives??

Nah, definitely 10 meg. I also worked for that same bank in the 80's, maybe it was earlier than I recalled.
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Old 22 June 2008, 10:09   #7
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Old 22 June 2008, 10:51   #8
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No thanks, got one already, a huge 5.25" WESTER DIGITAL 10MB monster.
Model #: WD95044-A 7-16-1991
S/N: WD2698405
CYL: 782
HDS: 4

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Old 22 June 2008, 11:01   #9
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I've got four 4TB SATA disks in a NAS here at my feet and that costs $20k (or it would have if I had paid for it)

Four 1TB disks in the same NAS costs $2k! (1/10th price)

Bleeding edge always costs a fortune.
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Old 22 June 2008, 11:01   #10
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I got a harddrive somewhere, an 8gb, called Big Foot... it's huge.... might find pictures of it on the internet..

Well.. too easy

this baby weighs alot too.. been years since I've used it.. wonder what I have on it....

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Old 22 June 2008, 11:07   #11
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I worked for a bank in the 90's, we bought 2 10 meg drives for the ATM system. They cost either 10 grand each, or 10 grand for the two....
Gotta be the early 80's. A 10Mbyte, dogs bollocks SCSI-1 hard drive in 1990 cost about $200. XT drives were even cheaper.
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Old 22 June 2008, 11:41   #12
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Old 22 June 2008, 13:24   #13
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What date was that though?
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Old 22 June 2008, 16:05   #14
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What date was that though?
@Alex
The TR 80 Model IV was introduced 1983,

That "Winchester" unit contained the controller et all. Tandy did a similar unit for the Model II 4 yrs earlier which cost an extra £1500.

I worked for Tandy's in the early 80's, Saturday job while still in school & all their stuff was expensive but those old TRS 80's were fun.

Should have seen the cost of a single 5.25" Floppy unit for the Model I
and that had no controller on board std 34 way Shuggart I/F

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Old 22 June 2008, 16:58   #15
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When I was in the military, we used these drives from CDC, note the removable Disk Pack on top

Pricing, I can't say, hey this was the US Air Force but I'm sure us taxpayers got our entire pennies worth........NOT!!!!!!!!

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Old 23 June 2008, 01:09   #16
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I got a harddrive somewhere, an 8gb, called Big Foot... it's huge....
It was slow and it was big, but it was nearly *impossible* to break it. Truly dependable.
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Old 23 June 2008, 23:04   #17
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I still have at home a Barracuda SCSI.., not so old, but I wonder how much they paid for it ehehe
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Old 24 June 2008, 11:01   #18
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I still have and use a Spirit ST-506 hard drive adaptor on my 500, complete with a 20MB half height 5.25" drive. The noise it makes spinning up is pure nostalgia

Know what you mean about banks and technology. My local barclays bank still has a PDP-11 running in view from the counter...
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Old 24 June 2008, 11:21   #19
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I saw an ad recently for 1Tb IDE hard drives for around the $200 AUD, and USB2 1Tb for about $300 AUD.

That should almost store all of my Amiga, C64 and MAME files...
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roll on Christmas when i hope to get my first terabyte harddrive
a world a way from the 60meg 2.5" drive i bourght for my 1200 but cost about the same
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