[rescue] x86 power question

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Nov 14 23:25:58 CST 2006

On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 11:14:25PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Even so....   the first hard drive I ever bought (for a client, and back
> then it was BIG) was a whole 5MB.

Me too, my first hard drive, around 1985 was 5 megabytes.

That's because it was small, the same size as a 5 1'4" floppy drive.

By 1968, I was using 28meg drives, they were the size of washing machines.

An older system had a drive that was much bigger, the platters were about
two feet in diameter and there were several. Every once in a while,
you had to open the drive and clean them with a paddle. I have no idea
of what capacity it was.

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