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The history of computer storage

Discussion in 'Technology' started by genxer36, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Dec 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    genxer36

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  2. Dec 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    Nice find! :D
     
  3. Dec 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

    BuckNakedBooda There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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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.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    replica9000

    replica9000 Ich bin Offiziersbursche!

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    I've had 5-1/2 floppies and a 5.25" HDD . My first 3.5" HDD was 10MB.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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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.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    ^^ I remember this. Always running a DIR command and looking for the COM files to be able to play games.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    replica9000

    replica9000 Ich bin Offiziersbursche!

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    Command prompt is still fun!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    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.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Also the next big thing in Network tech is Quantum Cryptogrphy.
    http://www.extremetech.com/computin...the-same-time-here-comes-quantum-cryptography
     
  9. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Was it the TRS80 that used a cassette tape for storage ?
     
  11. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Was what the TRS80?
     
  12. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    I had a Timex Sinclair 1000 that was a toy.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    I work in IT and this stuff blows my mind.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    My earliest computer, when I was a kid was an Atari 800.


    This was my first PC as an adult. IBM XT
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Dec 18, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    Subbed for later
     
  17. Dec 18, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    Same here. I have been in IT for 18 years & it is constantly evolving.
     
  18. Dec 18, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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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.:eek:
     
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    WOW! That is insane.
     
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    Think I had this one. Think it was a 8086 and weighed like 50 pounds.
     
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