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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-May-14 17:38:40
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Wow! What a spec!


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Just got a quote for a basic PC from my local PC shop.
500 TB Sata Hard Drive
Methinks a slight typo grin

Tony
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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 09-May-14 12:04:34
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Re: Wow! What a spec!


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That might be a little way off yet. smile

http://www.high-rely.com/hr_66/blog/largest-hard-dri...

On a similar note, I noted that an article last year mentions a 6.4TB drive:

http://www.high-rely.com/hr_66/blog/largest-hard-dri...

That makes me think. My first, brand new PC had a 6.4GB HDD and was considered a 'beast' in its day (1997).
Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Sat 10-May-14 09:34:40
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That was a monster, my first real PC was this beast
512k RAM, 360K Floppy NO HDD and only 8 bit graphics, though my first computer was a bit smaller than that, the Sinclair Spectrum smile

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sat 10-May-14 11:11:45
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Ditto on the first computer being a spectrum. I had a second hand 486 PC, and a second hand 386 laptop in between the speccie and the 'beast'.

Just remembering the spec:

PII 300Mhz
64MB RAM
6.4GB 5400 rpm drive
4MB gfx card
Soundblaster card (Pro I think - it was prior to the 2/5/7.1 cards anyway)
17" CFT monitor

All for about £1,800. Ye gods! smile
Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Sat 10-May-14 11:15:37
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For what we paid back then you could get a real monster these days, inflation included.

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Standard User billford
(elder) Sat 10-May-14 11:33:07
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The first PC-type machine I used was at work- an ACT Sirius (10MHz 8086, 640KB RAM) with a massive 10MB (yup, that's megabytes) HDD, I wondered how I'd ever fill it crazy

First PC I bought with my own money was a Viglen 25MHz 386 with 4MB RAM (later extended to 8MB) and a 60MB HDD. Cost me nearly £2,000, rather more than the 27" iMac I'm typing this on shocked

But it's HDDs that have really changed- first separate one I bought was 200MB and cost ~£200, the most recent holds 10,000 times the amount of data, cost a third of the price and is a lot smaller!

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Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Sat 10-May-14 12:11:50
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I think my first big hdd was 40MB, I now have 2*1TB along with a 128MB SDD in the computer with a further 16TB networked throughout the house serving as Media Centres for all my music and films and RAID0 backups. which probably cost me not much more than your Viglen.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-May-14 08:56:15
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We had an original IBM XT at school donated by IBM themselves - can't get any earlier with proper x86 - that was what started it all.

My own first machine was an Amstrad 1640 with dual 5 1/4" floppy drives - no HDD. That was the PC that got me through college.

First HDD was on an Amstrad 2086 which if I remember rightly had a 20MB HD (might have been 30MB). And it was clear that was tons of space and wouldn't possibly need more for decades wink

And there have been a lot of PCs following that...
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