The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by skier » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:20 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Intel X25M SSD should probably get a mention.

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by 3BETWEEN20characters » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:44 pm

:shock: I remember when my friend bought his 1st Apple 2c. That was when the 5.25 was state of the art. I was married when the 20GB was huge. I remember when I built the computer that I fixed up for my GF...I had a 200 GB.... that was HUGE.....now I can't believe it.... I just picked up my 1st TB...... it's in a 2 TB external mirror. I'm breaking it up into 2 1TB Drives. It will last me a few years I HOPE :prayer:. $165 for that is amazing.

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by bmaverick » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:37 pm

My dad had a few dozen 8" floppies until 2001. He sold them for 1 cent each plus shipping on the internet.

Read who really invented the re-writable CD or disc here ... http://aroundcny.com/Technofile/texts/thorcd88.html

Amazing how Tandy (Radio Shack) played in that event back in 1988.

Tandy wanted something to replace cassette tapes.
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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by Skippman » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:06 pm

No mention of the Burnolli Drive.

This thing is a work of art! I'd love to have one for my house!

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Post by DX » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:26 am

Don't forget the Bernoulli drive http://www.iomega.com/25years/index.html
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Post by skier » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:00 pm

updated!

added: bernoulli drive history;Laser disk history
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Post by skier » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:36 pm

updated again with millipede memory and holographic data storage
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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by IssE » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:53 pm

Omg. Wow.. that time line shows exactly when I become aware of my surrondings. Great article. Loved it.

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by B33na » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:41 am

Maybe you sould start with the punch cards, It's kind-a cool the transition form punch cards to SSD drives.

Almost forgot you sould mention the storage mechanism of the first computer ABC( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atanasoff% ... y_Computer ) - It has a weird simi-DRAM simi-Cilinder storage.

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Post by vicaphit » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:58 pm

I had a programming professor who brought in a ton of unused punch cards that he has kept all these years. That must have been an interesting era for computing.

Punch cards weren't data storage necessarily, it was in an input system. They did keep the punch cards though, so I guess it was storage of input data.
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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by skier » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:28 am

minor update to add the Addonics CF-SATA HDD adapter

was there a 2TB HDD announced at CES?
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:45 pm

skierkid450 wrote:minor update to add the Addonics CF-SATA HDD adapter

was there a 2TB HDD announced at CES?
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Post by InspectahACE » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:50 pm

my first computer was an apple II...still have it..I don't think the floppy disks survived tho..been in storage shed now for 10+ years..but its still visible in the window :) I supposed I should go look lol...My dad had a mean collection of LaserDiscs..I think the last movie I watched on it was Terminator 2 lol..I can only remember one place in town that actually carried LD's back then....until reading this, I would've imagined LaserDisc's holding an obscene amount of data with their physical size (compared to those years anyway)
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Post by skier » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:25 pm

updated with Western Digital: Caviar, green 2TB HDD
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Post by smack323 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:04 pm

nice write up skier.. this is the first time i have seen it. I definitely remember paying $400-$500 to "upgrade" to 256mb of RAM, and telling my friends "its got a 3 GB hard drive, i could use this thing the rest of my life and never fill it up" lol ahhh the good ol days.
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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by kappage » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:01 pm

1963: First 14" disk drive and first with removable disk pack: IBM 1311 "Low Cost File" – 2.69 Megabytes, six 14" disks
An old teacher of mine actually had a set of these and the machine to read it, when i first was told i said to him "Why dont you sell it?" He said it had more of a sentimental value to him than money! He is an absolute genius of a teacher..

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by skier » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:00 pm

Update From Seagate 2TB 7200RPM drive up to date(12 new pieces for timeline)

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by MarkJohnson » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:17 am

Thanks for the post, way looking to see how fast technology advances so I can compare how long my current SSD will last. I see for HDD it took 4 years to go from 750GB to 2TB(2005 to 2009), so I guess I should be OK on wear and tear before I need to update again.

also, I notice you don't list cassette tapes for storage. I remember back in early 80's when floppies and HDD weren't even supported by most computers and very expensive. You lost your program you spent hours typing in if you shut off your computer. The only cheap solution was cassette tapes back then. I can remember going to Radio Shack and buying my second computer, a TRS-80 Color Computer and making sure I bought the cassette player and cable to connect to my serial port. After replacing my Timex Sinclair 1000 and having to retype all my programs all the time was too much for me to do on a bigger machine(16k vs 4k), and with 16 colors vs 1!! lol

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Re: The History of Storage[56K ALERT]

Post by lolwut » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:01 pm

Strong bump but very cool read. I remember going through a couple of those things like using Floppy disks... then buying USBs in 128mb size for $100 (with $20 rebate omfg so cheap, everyone rushed to stores to grab it). My 1 TB ext hard drive that cost around $250 and I have yet to buy SSDs, need to wait for those prices to go down first : )

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