Blast from the Past: First Computer With an HDD

5MB storage capacity FTW!

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  1. Aaaah....those were the days. At least it had internal storage, as I remember using those old computers where you would have to insert those floppy disks every 10 seconds.
  2. buwish said:
    Aaaah....those were the days. At least it had internal storage, as I remember using those old computers where you would have to insert those floppy disks every 10 seconds.

    I had a Kaypro CPM machine as a kid. The system was on one disk, I think. The word processor was on a 2nd. I believe the spell checker, and print utilities were each on their own disk.

    When I got a Macintosh (just, plain, original Mac) and the system and MacWrite all fit onto a 400K floppy - :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
  3. I had TWO floppies on my Crapple ][+. My first hard drive didn't come along until...1985, iirc, when I paid around $500 to add a 20MB drive to my IBM PC.
  4. Onus said:
    I had TWO floppies on my Crapple ][+. My first hard drive didn't come along until...1985, iirc, when I paid around $500 to add a 20MB drive to my IBM PC.


    I agree. It cost me more to build an XT with a 20MB HD in the mid eighties than it has cost me to build an I7 rig with 2TB HDD, a 60GB SSD, and 12GB RAM - and that is without factoring in 1980s money -vs- today's!
  5. I stayed away from hard drives until I got a hand-me-down from a geeky uncle. 40MB FTW! :lol:
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