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In 1952 IBM solved the problem of using magnetic tape to back up computer-generated data. The IBM 726 used a “vacuum column” that created a buffer of loose tape. This way, the relatively brittle tape could withstand the system’s fast starts and stops without snapping.
IBM claims that magnetic tape remains the most cost-effective, flexible and scalable medium for high-capacity storage backup today.
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Hell oh Well OS Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 10 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz Memory Not much with my ADHD Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4350 Monitor(s) Displays 24" HDTV/Monitor Screen Resolution Blurry after a Scotch or 2
Keyboard Saitek Cyborg Mouse 10 yr old MS optical mouse that still works Case Don't get on my case...man :D Cooling I have an Air Conditioner & Diet Pepsi Hard Drives 1 HDD 250 GB, 1 HDD 1 TB, 3 - 1 TB Externals Internet Speed Never fast enough Antivirus Various Browser Various
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number My own abomination, I call it the Money Pit OS Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP CPU Intel i7 2600K @ 3.40 GHz Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth P67 Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Dual Channel Kit Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Dual Classified 3GB PCI-E Sound Card Onboard Realtek or Nvidia High Definition Audio (HDMI) Monitor(s) Displays Sharp 42" LCD TV or ASUS-MX279H 27in Widescreen IPS LED Moni Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 Mouse Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse PSU Corsair AX860 - 860W Modular Power Supply Case Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow Full Tower Chassis Cooling Zalman CNPS10X FLEX CPU Cooler & 2 Thermalright Silent Fans Hard Drives Samsung 850 EVO 128 GB SSD & Intel 530 Series SATA III Solid State Drive, 180GB Internet Speed 100 Mbps Antivirus Kapersky Internet Security 2016 Browser Browser (Primary) Latest Version Of Firefox & IE 11 Other Info LG Super Multi Blue Internal Blu-ray Disk Rewriter - BH10LS30
Heh, I remember trimming whitespace and doing other messy tricks with my BASIC source code so that my programs would fit on the floppies (a welcome upgrade from the tape cassette deck I'd been using previously).
System Manufacturer/Model Number Self-built rig OS Win7 Pro x64 CPU Koa i5-2550K Memory 8 GB Graphics Card Sapphire ATI 6870 1GB GDDR5 Sound Card RealTek HD Audio / ATI HDMI Audio Monitor(s) Displays Samsung HDTV Monitor T23A350 Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Keyboard Logitech G110 Hard Drives - SSD (C:)
- HDD (D:)
- BD-ROM (E:) Internet Speed Unifi home (5mbps)
A tale of two old machines... to upgrade or not ? Hello all, newbie to this forum but it looks like the right place.
I've got two old machines at home that I use for basic stuff, and I've been holding out for a long time but it seems like I may have to upgrade. So I want to see if it's worth it to upgrade one or both to Windows 7 or not. Or...
Hardware & Devices
Magnetic Plastic RAM I am probably not going to get any reply's on this, but a few years ago I saw a show (I think it was either the discovery channel or the history) but they were talking about how they were trying to create magnetic plastic RAM that they could dye with a blue light and it would be more efficient than...
how do magnetic fields affect Computers? hey,
i have a fairly large sound system (15'' sub woofer included ) that i use for my computer.
the sub has a huge magnet, a good 15-25 cm wide 5-8 cm depth.
the sub is about a metre and a half away from the PC, so will the magnetic field affect it?
Hardware & Devices
System Restore failure - yet another tale of woe!! OK, I've seen loads of posts by people who have lost their system restore and I have tried all suggestions but still have the following problem: I can create a System Restore point OK but when I try and roll back to a previous point, it goes through the motions and when the desktop screen reappears...
Backup and Restore
Magnetic Window Edge Anyone who is familiar with the Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu Linux should have noticed a certain characteristic about the windows. When a window is moved sufficiently close to another window, to any task-bar, or to the edge of the screen, the edge of the active window snaps to the other object and...