January 10, 2007

Got space?

A one terabyte hard drive for $399.

Full disclosure: my first computer didn't even had a hard drive, as I couldn't afford one. I had two floppy drives and used one for my OS. I then stripped a lot of application software to their barest minimums to run on a 1.44Mb floppy. Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS worked great without a lot of the frills installed. Anyway, I might be looking at a new drive soon.

Posted by Physics Geek at January 10, 2007 11:32 PM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

amazing isn't it?

My first hard drive was 180 KB. We thought we'd never fill it.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 10, 2007 11:53 PM

180 KB? Luxury!

About 6 months after I bought the computer, I added a 40 Mb hard drive. The option existed for an 80 Mb HD but, like you, I scoffed that I would never need that much space. And now I've got a thumb drive that holds 250x that amount of storage and it cost me about $30.

Posted by: physics geek at January 11, 2007 11:45 AM

HMMmmm my first real computer was a noname 286 with a whooping 1MB ram and a 40MB hard drive I'd thought I'd never fill up until about 6 months later when I started using LHA compression software like a new religon.
It also had In addition to the standard 5 1/4 floppy drive a brand new High density 3.5 1.4 MB floppy ahhh the good old days.

Posted by: blogless brother at January 13, 2007 02:53 PM

Back in early 1987 we bought a 30MB hard drive for $500. It was the coolest not having to run applications off floppies any more.

Posted by: geoff at January 15, 2007 04:20 AM