what was the size of your first hard drive...

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  1. boodikon

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    4 gig here.
     
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  4. Extraordinary

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    350MB lol
     

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    Conner huge 170 MB in an Amiga A500 sidecar.
     
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    Ah, if we're talking about more than PCs, then yea I had an Amiga too, likely way smaller than 350MB
     
  8. nhlkoho

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    100MB. I remember looking at all the 0's in DOS and thinking there was no way I would ever use that much space. lol
     
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    I remember my brothers mate having a 10GB HDD and me saying "Geez, he'll never fill that"
     
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    Amiga 2000 with 12MB HD :), had an i286 card in it too. Technically wasnt mine as i got it on load but was never collected afterwards :)
     

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    Amiga 2000 'hard card'. I forget how big, but was less than a Gig.
     
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  13. blitz72

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    Mine was one of these!!!! Lolz!!

    [​IMG]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Datasette

    Datasettes could typically store about 100 kByte per 30 minute side.

    The use of turbo tape and other fast loaders increased this number to roughly 1000 kByte.

    Wow FLASHBACK!! :nerd:
     
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    Had a deskstar (I think) 1.6gb, was beyond frustrating as that '96 pc was never upgraded until I got a new one in 2003.

    Remember getting a new one with a 40gb hard drive and thinking 'now I can install all my games!', actually got part way until I wondered what the point was.
     
  15. -Tj-

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    Hm I think 200mb? lol it was 486 dx2 cpu with 16mb ram and 1mb vram gpu :D
     

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    4 Gig here!
     
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    40 MB - at work rig of course. We couldn`t afford PC at home in the nineties (XX).
    I remember that HHD of one work rig was failed to start spinning on power on. And we did started it by finger - its shaft (spindle) was accessible from outside.

    Edit: HHD was not needed for a student then: one 3.5 diskette with TurboPascal and QuickC, several - with games, and one - bootable with DOS.
     
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    That must be placed in the category of the most pointless yet mainstream technological devices. Even for when it came out, a transfer rate of 50 bytes a second and a 100 kilobyte capacity was small. The 3.5 inch floppy disk in 720 kb capacity came out in 1984.

    It is kind of interesting that popularity of the 1.44 MB floppy from 1987, considering the 2.88 MB floppy came out at the same time. Sure, the 2.88 MB floppy was more expensive, but wasn't twice the cost.
     
  19. scatman839

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    Did the double size disks not require a more advanced floppy drive?

    also just learned about 8" floppys

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Elder III

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    If you're talking about the first that was "mine" would have been in a Compaq Presario 5060 from 1998. I think it had a 4GB hard drive.
     

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