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How Things Change

By David Ponce


VIA Alt1040.


9 responses to “How Things Change”

  1. Tony says:

    I wouldn’t pay any more than 2400 for it myself.

  2. Pierre says:

    Wish you had carbon dating on that thing:-)

  3. CT UnderLife says:

    Wow! The MASTER HD!! I want that for me!! πŸ™‚

  4. William Tanksley says:

    I had one of these with a TRS80 model III someone gave me. Actually, mine was only 5MB, but it looked the same, just wider.

  5. Android Replica says:

    Long live MFM drives!

  6. Jim says:

    I worked at the Radio Shack Computer Center in Houston when these babies came out. Life was GOOD! 15 MB!

    Actually, you should try to snag a photo of the original “Profile” drive. 8″ platter, 5MB. Was used on the Model II computers.

  7. essene says:

    Considering this came from Radio Shack, I initially wasnt shocked by the price and thought there was a sale going on this weekend…

  8. […] I sent an email to some friends a few weeks back with a similar point. I saw an old advert posted on which got me thinking. I can’t say when this was printed, but 15 megabytes for $3,000??? For reference, about the smallest hard disk you can buy now is 4gigs (265 times larger) for a whopping $7.00. Most PC’s have at least 80gigs. What will $3,000 buy you these days? Well, how about 4.5 terabytes?. Yes, that’s 4.5 million megabytes. I’m not even going to do the math. […]