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submix8c

IBM FBA 3370 HDD

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submix8c    89

BWAHAHAH!

Well, thanks guys. But the point (if there really is one) is the correlation between the Fixed Blocks of 512 bytes of the said Mainframe drives and the original (and up to now) HDD's used in PC's and how they "shrank"...

And I really don't care who knows my age. We old duffers should be pleased we made it this far and still have much to offer.

Cheers!

(thanks for that great clip...)

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allen2    1

I saw some 3380 drives where i studied. I always wondered at what size (physical and capacity) the hard drive would get. Now you could put the entire data of stored on twenty of those that took a room in a single micro sd.

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dencorso    543

Well, just to keep things in the correct perspective, the 4004, Intel's very first (4-bit) processor, had as much computing power as the ENIAC did. :yes:

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Tripredacus    286

I saw some 3380 drives where i studied. I always wondered at what size (physical and capacity) the hard drive would get. Now you could put the entire data of stored on twenty of those that took a room in a single micro sd.

I have one of those giant platters in my basement on the wall. I've always wondered what data could be on it!

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