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Hard Drives Of Yore

1980 hard drive

By David Ponce

It’s fun to look back. Like, when you find out just how far we’ve come. In the picture here, you see an ad for a 10MB hard drive, back in 1980. It’s a refurbished model, though they also made’em brand new, at $4,495. That’s $8,876 and $11,415 in today’s adjusted dollars, respectively.

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

To put things in perspective, here’s where you can carry 16GB nowadays.

Fun stuff, eh?

[10MB Hard Disk for $3,495 ] VIA [TechEBlog]







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  • Bjorn Nitmo

    You guys should give credit to the site that originally ran this story, Vintage Computing & Gaming (http://www.vintagecomputing.com/) because TechEBlog ripped the story from them and didn’t give them credit. Not cool.

  • Shikoku88Henro

    Even better perspective is the fact that I just got a new laptop with 80gigs for $1200

  • Bjorn Nitmo

    I want to post a retraction to my earlier comment that said TechEBlog didn’t give credit to Vintage Computing & Gaming. They did give credit which I didn’t see and I jumped to conclusions. That was *really* not cool. I was wrong and for that I want to apologize.