This is the size of a 1 GB hard drive 20 years ago

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  1. futurenetads profile image68
    futurenetadsposted 8 years ago

    http://www.shareapic.net/preview6/018011518.jpg

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like a table saw.

  2. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    I think it is a table saw.

    ~thranax~

    1. profile image53
      xravexheavenxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's exactly what I was thinking.

      1. yoshi97 profile image63
        yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So ... it's not a table saw ... but I bet the disc on that thing would do well at cutting wood. smile

  3. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    2 votes for table saw. Any one else? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

  4. Luciendasky profile image69
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    Another vote for table saw. WOW that is HUGE

  5. futurenetads profile image68
    futurenetadsposted 8 years ago

    It's not Table saw,it's 20 year old IBM hard drive weighs up to 39kgs


    http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy227/hariharapadala/ibm_hdd.jpg

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      AdviceDoctorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      how much is that in lbs?

      1. profile image46
        inc999posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        like 85 LB

  6. Csjun89 profile image68
    Csjun89posted 8 years ago

    39 kg!

    i wonder how they would lift it

    1. profile image46
      inc999posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      with a forklift

  7. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 8 years ago

    Twenty years ago I was strong enough to lift a one gigabyte hard drive. I wouldn't risk the current model now.

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    wdamatoposted 8 years ago

    Never seen one like that but I remember some 10MB MFM type Personal Computer (PC) drives with a foot print about the size of a standard mouse pad and about as tall as a big coffee mug in my Dad's first PC.  Also recall paying over $350 for a 1.2GB replacement drive for my Pentium 90 Digial Starion with combo modem/soundcard and 2x CD-ROM Drive.  It even had 32MB RAM.

  9. paulgiunta profile image53
    paulgiuntaposted 8 years ago

    Amazing !!

  10. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    Moore's Law.

  11. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Tech support is still available for this unit... But he retires in a couple weeks, as his job has also been downsized.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's funny.  I think the OP should try to call IBM and get an extended warranty.

  12. Millerspcrepair profile image53
    Millerspcrepairposted 8 years ago

    Wow Hard drives now days Are so small compared to then and there up to 1000 GB lol

  13. profile image51
    jlspartzposted 8 years ago

    How about 5MB in 1956 having to be lifted with a forklift?

    http://www.funnyphotos.net.au/images/ol … amac-1.jpg

  14. Mark Rollins profile image77
    Mark Rollinsposted 8 years ago

    Just think at how small your HDD will be 20 years from now.  Then we will look back and think: dang, we needed that much space for memory?

  15. skristoff profile image58
    skristoffposted 8 years ago

    It's so amazing.  It still blows my mind what will fit in a flash drive.  I'm not even that old, and I remember getting my first CD ROM game, and I was the first of my friends to have a Pentium-based computer.  *sigh*

  16. jerryjeng profile image51
    jerryjengposted 8 years ago

    Huh, funny) I still remember computer games in weight in one Mb or smaller)))

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    owner_2posted 8 years ago

    If you go more further in history .you will find hard drives as big as a room.

    http://i45.tinypic.com/2zo92fr.jpg

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Great , thanks

  19. profile image44
    owner_2posted 8 years ago
  20. Kapalbility02 profile image60
    Kapalbility02posted 8 years ago

    Where is the USB connector? Can i attach it to my keychain? Im interested. Thanks.

 
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