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TheScionicMan

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I remember those days. I was just laughing yesterday at the 1TB drive for 80 bucks at Fry's. I remember when a terabyte was only theoretical

I got an old, old Apple computer that the school was giving away and it had a large component box with it. 2 inches thick, footprint larger than the Apple. After some research, I realized its the optional 20mb hard drive.
 

v1ru5

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I remember those days. I was just laughing yesterday at the 1TB drive for 80 bucks at Fry's. I remember when a terabyte was only theoretical

I got an old, old Apple computer that the school was giving away and it had a large component box with it. 2 inches thick, footprint larger than the Apple. After some research, I realized its the optional 20mb hard drive.
About what year is that HDD from?
 

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About what year is that HDD from?

I'm going to guess 1981 or 1982. I used to drool over those in the Radio Shack catalog. My CoCo had a cassette tape for all storage for many years.

By the time I could afford a hard drive, the price was much lower. I paid $400 for my first 30MB drive. It was a Seagate RLE with SCSI. Now I've got 4TB at home. Simply amazing.
 

TheScionicMan

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It's stored away, but I'd guess late 70s to early 80's. I forget what model the computer is, but its pre-Mac. I don't have the boot-up disks unfortunately...
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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I remembering buying an Apple with 2 GB (upgrading from 512k) back in 1998 and wondering, "what the hell am I going to use all this space for??". That was when Napster came out - and the answer became obvious quickly.
 

blyons200

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My first laptop had a 4Gdrive, I ony used about half of it. My 2nd laptop had a 20G drive, I filled it up, my 3rd laptop had a 60G drive, I filled it up, my 4th laptop has a 120G drive, it's filled, with another 500G extrernal drive with 400G used on it. If I ever get around to ripping all my CD's I'm gonna need at least 2 terabyte drives.
 

limegrass69

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It's also amazing how bloated software has gotten. I just threw out a bunch of 20GB HDD's because they are essentially worthless. Not worth the time to mount them in a PC.
 

limegrass69

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My first computer had a whopping 33 MHz :p

I still have my VIC 20 and Commodore 64 sitting in a box in my parents' basement. Still have the cassette tape and floppy drives too. Maybe I'll fire those suckers up next time I'm down there. The 300 baud modem is there too. That was plenty fast on the BBS...but I remember being jealous of people with 1200 baud modems.
 

limegrass69

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Was that in the age of the 5.25" floppy disks or punch cards?

The C64 had the 5 1/4" floppys. The VIC20 had a cassette tape drive. In middle school we had TRS-80 computers with some sort of primitive form of networking. There was also this other computer called a POLY88. Once I got to high school, we "upgraded" to punch cards. That was fun. Each student had a little file drawer where they kept their punch cards. You'd write your code on the cards, compile them by running them through the machine, then debug. Ahhhh...the good old days!
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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I had one of these as a kid:



I remember spending one summer trying to beat "Dragons Lair". Goddam that was a hard game.
 

Vargas

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Our first computer at home was a Tandy (radio shack version) with I think, 600 MB of memory?

I remember playing the SPACE QUEST and KINGS QUEST games on it. The first Space Quest came on like 8 floppy disks.

The first PC I ever bought was 8GB and I thought that was insane.