10 MB XCOMP Hard Drive - $3398.00


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Remember when only had 2 8" floppy drives, no Hard Drives, 64K RAM.

Those were the days. Pre-DOS, Pre-8088

I still have 2 8" half-height floppy drives down in the basement, and a full-height 8" floppy drive too. 

(hard sectors, for CP/M use)  Brand new...  Just could not bear to throw them away. 

 

Hard to get new floppy disks for them though....  ;)  but they do make great conversation pieces.

 

Some day I'll harvest the stepper motors from them and throw the rest away...

 

Joe L.

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Remember when only had 2 8" floppy drives, no Hard Drives, 64K RAM.

Those were the days. Pre-DOS, Pre-8088

 

That sounds like a trash 80 you're talking about. lol

Actually it was "desktop version" of IBM Series 1.  Programmed via EDL (Event Driven Language) or COBOL.

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Yes, but to get 300Meg for under $20,000 you had to purchase between 40 and 69 disks.  (*OEM quantity pricing)

 

That "case" of 40 disks was then worth $800,000 and in total was only 1.2TB.  I'll bet they charged for shipping too.  ;D

 

Joe L.

 

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I am sure you meant ~1.2Gb not 1.2TB, right?

300 Meg = .3 Gig

4 disks would be 1200 Meg, or 1.2 Gig

 

40 Disks would be 12 Gig for only $800,000.    (We were both wrong...  ;D)

 

Wow... who back then would ever foresee 30 years later we could get 2TB drives for $100 if you get a good sale.

 

To put it in perspective

Price per Megabyte of storage 30 years ago

20,000 / 300 = $66.666 per Megabyte

Price today

100 / 2000000 = $0.00005 per Megabyte

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Joe L. -

 

I am sure you meant ~1.2Gb not 1.2TB, right?

300 Meg = .3 Gig

4 disks would be 1200 Meg, or 1.2 Gig

 

40 Disks would be 12 Gig for only $800,000.    (We were both wrong...  ;D)

 

Wow... who back then would ever foresee 30 years later we could get 2TB drives for $100 if you get a good sale.

 

To put it in perspective

Price per Megabyte of storage 30 years ago

20,000 / 300 = $66.666 per Megabyte

Price today

100 / 2000000 = $0.00005 per Megabyte

 

More accurately you should compare the price then for single drive:

 

Price per Megabyte of storage 30 years ago

$3398 / 10MB = $339.8 per Megabyte

Price today

100 / 2000000 = $0.00005 per Megabyte

 

Which is almost 7 million times more lower !!!!

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