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1985 Hard Drive


By David Ponce

It’s from back in the days when computers were giant grazing woolly mecha-mammoths. One was caught in the wild, it’s hard drive removed and is now on display at the Drivesavers booth at Macworld.

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11 responses to “1985 Hard Drive”

  1. moo says:

    By the look of the biceps on that person it must have been heavy too 🙂

  2. seventoes says:

    HAHA! Thats hilarious.. 40MB… haaaa…

  3. Hangman says:

    What gives with the 6GB drive for $400? I can get a 200 GB drive for $110 Canadian got to be even less in the U.S.

  4. Riquez says:

    I’ll wager that would be the worlds smallest Hard Drive, so small you need to have a magnifying glass to see it.

  5. […] Fun side note about how things work on the internet: I found this from a post on Digg. This pointed to an article on TecheBlog which was crediting OhGizmo! as the source which was crediting tuaw.com with the find. Being an Apple blog, I wouldn’t rule them out as the seed for all this, but it would be fun to see how deep this rabbit hole goes. 1985, Blogs, Hard Drive, Inflation 298 Words Posted under General | […]

  6. nerf says:

    i had a 20 meg hard drive put in my mac 512 in 1986, cost me $1200. also had them hard wire 4megs of ram with 256k ram chips. we wondered at the time how in the world we were going to use 20megs storage.

    bring back mac system 7. fit on a floppy!

  7. […] Also, take a look at another mainframe hard drive from 1985. Sexy little number, that one. […]

  8. MarkD says:

    I can go one better than that. In 1976, the world’s largest air conditioning manufacturer had a very good year. They wrote two five million dollar checks. One for a business jet. The second was for five megabytes of memory for their IBM 370-168 MP mainframe. The memory came from Control Data Corporation, because the real IBM memory was even more expensive…