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Blast from the Past: First Computer With an HDD

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a b G Storage
March 17, 2010 2:07:07 AM

5MB storage capacity FTW!

a b G Storage
March 17, 2010 4:47:46 AM

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.
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a b G Storage
March 17, 2010 10:41:14 AM

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: 
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a b G Storage
March 17, 2010 3:14:15 PM

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.
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March 22, 2010 12:37:13 AM

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!
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a b G Storage
April 5, 2010 4:33:47 AM

I stayed away from hard drives until I got a hand-me-down from a geeky uncle. 40MB FTW! :lol: 
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