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JimH

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Storage Prices / Memory Lane
« on: December 25, 2020, 06:07:24 pm »

I bought a 1TB micro SD card today for $200.  It's astonishingly cheap.   

It doesn't seem like more than two or three years since 1TB SSD's dropped under $500.  But those you couldn't lose in among the pocket lint.

I don't remember when 1TB 3.5" spinning drives dropped under $100.  Five or six years ago?

I do remember when 1GB drives became affordable, just not the date.

In about 1990, I bought a 200MB drive with 3.5 inch platters.  It cost $800.

And in 1979 or 1980, I bought a Corvus 10MB drive that was the size of a suitcase and sounded like a jet engine when it started up.  It cost $5,000.

So that 10MB x100 would be a GB, or times 100,000 would be a TB, the same storage as the tiny little micro SD card I bought today.

The card is 100,000 times the storage of the Corvus drive, 1/25th the price, so small it would be hard to measure and so easy to lose.

Boy do I feel old!  I'm going to go take a nap.
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Re: Storage Prices / Memory Lane
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2020, 01:22:53 pm »

Luxury, my first PC loaded from Tape!  https://youtu.be/ue7wM0QC5LE
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Re: Storage Prices / Memory Lane
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 03:54:00 am »

Luxury !  I started with punch cards !
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Re: Storage Prices / Memory Lane
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 06:46:52 am »

I did, too.  Before that, I was rubbing two sticks together.
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