[Offtopic] 1GB Drive - 20 Years Ago

Jim Maunder techo at ruyton.vic.edu.au
Mon Oct 22 08:34:42 EST 2007

At 11:50 AM 21/10/2007, you wrote:
>1GB Drive, 20 Years Ago. Try hanging this around your neck :-)

In the 80's I was a VAX herder, and for a while we had the use of a 
Fujitsu Eagle 450Mb drive like this one:
http://www.sun3zoo.de/en/eagle.html except I think it was bigger - it 
had footprint about the same as a modest top loading washing machine.

It took ages to spin up, and used to shake when the heads moved (most 
of the time really) It was a temporary replacement for a conventional 
600Mb 5.25" full height drive that cost us about $5000, which I 
thought was a bargain.

Now I wear 1Gb around my neck - it cost about $30. However, I would 
not trust it run non-stop for months on end like the Eagle.


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