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

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  1. futurenetads profile image63
    futurenetadsposted 13 years ago

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

    1. ediggity profile image59
      ediggityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like a table saw.

  2. thranax profile image72
    thranaxposted 13 years ago

    I think it is a table saw.

    ~thranax~

    1. profile image54
      xravexheavenxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's exactly what I was thinking.

      1. yoshi97 profile image57
        yoshi97posted 13 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 image59
    ediggityposted 13 years ago

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

  4. Luciendasky profile image60
    Luciendaskyposted 13 years ago

    Another vote for table saw. WOW that is HUGE

  5. futurenetads profile image63
    futurenetadsposted 13 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 12 years agoin reply to this

      how much is that in lbs?

      1. profile image51
        inc999posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        like 85 LB

  6. Csjun89 profile image59
    Csjun89posted 13 years ago

    39 kg!

    i wonder how they would lift it

    1. profile image51
      inc999posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      with a forklift

  7. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 13 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 13 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 image60
    paulgiuntaposted 13 years ago

    Amazing !!

  10. Paradise7 profile image72
    Paradise7posted 13 years ago

    Moore's Law.

  11. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 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 image59
      ediggityposted 13 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 image60
    Millerspcrepairposted 13 years ago

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

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    jlspartzposted 13 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 image70
    Mark Rollinsposted 13 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 image60
    skristoffposted 13 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 image59
    jerryjengposted 12 years ago

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

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    owner_2posted 12 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 12 years ago

    Great , thanks

  19. profile image52
    owner_2posted 12 years ago
  20. Kapalbility02 profile image61
    Kapalbility02posted 12 years ago

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

 
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