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Old 12-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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The history of computer storage

Great article. Worth the read.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing...rage-slideshow



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That was a nice article. Hard to believe what we started out with years ago and who knows what we will have in the future.
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I've had 5-1/2 floppies and a 5.25" HDD . My first 3.5" HDD was 10MB.
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I've had 5-1/2 floppies and a 5.25" HDD . My first 3.5" HDD was 10MB.
Same here. When I started with my 1st computer at home it had a 4MB hard drive. I bought used IBM XT from my employer. Most software then ran from DOS. For those that have no idea what dos computer language is. Imagine every command on your computer running from your command prompt only & not in Windows.

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^^ I remember this. Always running a DIR command and looking for the COM files to be able to play games.
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Same here. When I started with my 1st computer at home it had a 4MB hard drive. I bought used IBM XT from my employer. Most software then ran from DOS. For those that have no idea what dos computer language is. Imagine every command on your computer running from your command prompt only & not in Windows.

Command prompt is still fun!
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That was a nice article. Hard to believe what we started out with years ago and who knows what we will have in the future.
Newest storage technology(or it was back at the end of 2011 to the first of 2012) is EMC's VMAX SSD drive cluster. We have some here at work. with loads of 400GB SSD drives. Some of our older EMC boxes have 1 & 2 terabyte sata drives.

Last time I checked we had somewhere in the 12 petabyte storage range. Most banks & Gov institutions run around the 16-18 Petabyte range.


VMAX These pictures I pulled from Google. I didn't feel like going downstairs to take pics of our boxes.




Also the next big thing in Network tech is Quantum Cryptogrphy.
http://www.extremetech.com/computing...m-cryptography
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^^ I remember this. Always running a DIR command and looking for the COM files to be able to play games.
Boy have we come along way. I don't miss those days.

I remember buying the "DOS for dummies book" it was their first dummies book I believe.
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Was it the TRS80 that used a cassette tape for storage ?
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Was it the TRS80 that used a cassette tape for storage ?
Was what the TRS80?
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Was what the TRS80?
This was the first computer I ever saw in school

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80
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This was the first computer I ever saw in school

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80
My earliest computer, when I was a kid was an Atari 800.


This was my first PC as an adult. IBM XT
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Same here. I have been in IT for 18 years & it is constantly evolving.
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Same here. When I started with my 1st computer at home it had a 4MB hard drive. I bought used IBM XT from my employer. Most software then ran from DOS. For those that have no idea what dos computer language is. Imagine every command on your computer running from your command prompt only & not in Windows.

My first one had 256KB RAM, no hard drive. Insert 5.25 floppy disc with DOS on it, let it load, remove DOS disc, insert program disc, allow to load. We thought we had major upgrade when we got our second, which had a hard drive.
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My first one had 256KB RAM, no hard drive. Insert 5.25 floppy disc with DOS on it, let it load, remove DOS disc, insert program disc, allow to load. We thought we had major upgrade when we got our second, which had a hard drive.
WOW! That is insane.
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This was my first PC as an adult. IBM XT
Think I had this one. Think it was a 8086 and weighed like 50 pounds.
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