Introduction: Generations of HDD's

I decided to take some pictures of some of the many HDD's I have lying around the house.
Here they are:

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Bongmaster (author)2009-02-07

anyone got an old winchester (MFM) drive? :)

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I did, it was huge!, I took it to bits to see how it worked :-)
I was only 15 though.

It was about 4 inches thick!

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i took several of them appart wen i was around that age too XD
them things were big buggers XD and decided to never work again if u removed them from the pc or sumin.. bit stupid but what the hey XD

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stephenniall (author)2009-10-29

Hmm i made a usb hdd out of a 40 mb hdd (using pendrives) my friend was amazed when it was 64 gbs

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arikyeo (author)2009-07-20

ive gotta quantum fireball ex 3gb, conner cfs1275a all from a Digitek computer running win95& an intel p5400, and I use both of them for eboostr. but theyre too slow... 1333kb/s for the conner, and 3426kb/s for the other one...

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-02-08

a whole 120Mb! you could put a 10 minute movie on there!

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ReCreate (author)Sandisk1duo2009-06-15

Hmm...I bet you could install MicroXP on it...

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What about your os? hahaha

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p0kech0p (author)TheCheese99212009-02-24

In the days of those drives, Windows 3.1 didn't take up much space :P Nor where there movies, music or anything else to be placed on the drives... Oh... the days of DOS, and WIN 3.1... simpler times... lol

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Depends what you mean by simpler.

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daniel2008 (author)TheCheese99212009-02-14

well i don't use most of those HDD's...so no need for an os :P

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if you used it as a secondary drive

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DJ_JS9 (author)2009-02-15

I have a 3 gig wd caviar 33100 and a 4 gig hdd oh and also got some cd's that are only like 700mb lol

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ReCreate (author)DJ_JS92009-06-15

Caviar 33100?! Wow, Those where one of the best of their kind, They still sell for a good 50 bucks on ebay!

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imnotarealaccount (author)DJ_JS92009-05-19

Cd's ARE 700MB

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Not the 650mb ones... :P

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Strange, I've only seen 700MB ones, maybe you're talking about the image on the disc?

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The original CD-Rs were 650MB (72Min I think), 700MB (80Min) came a little later afterwards... :)

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imnotarealaccount (author)2009-06-09

one of the grat things for that is they can b great for back-ups on old computer's, like my dads old computer.

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Should be One, great and be.

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