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Windows 7: 256 GB Flash Drive.... :O

12 Nov 2010   #11

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Some people just like to carry around the Library of Congress.


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12 Nov 2010   #12

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It will be popular with pirates!
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12 Nov 2010   #13

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When I read about stuff like this it blows my mind! Years ago (mid 70's) I worked for IBM as a tech testing their 3350 Disk Drive which was considered to be the top of the heap at the time. It was the size of a chest freezer, required 220V power and had 2 disk packs (HDA - Head Disk Assembly) that held 300M each. A string of these drives (4 in a string) held a whopping 2.4G, less than 1/10th of the capacity of that flash drive, not to mention the power, space and cost difference. Absolutely amazing!
Yeah, I remember those too. I worked at the Santa Theresa IBM location in San Jose at that time. That's where they were made.
Not only were they made at IBM San Jose, that's where the disk drive was invented (floppy disk too).
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12 Nov 2010   #14
whs
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Not only were they made at IBM San Jose
Right, they were also made in e.g. Mainz, Germany.
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12 Nov 2010   #15

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3350's weren't they the removable ones? I remember an operator removing one while it was still rotating, the interlock failed. It threw him across the room.


On second thoughts that might have been 3330
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12 Nov 2010   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
3350's weren't they the removable ones? I remember an operator removing one while it was still rotating, the interlock failed. It threw him across the room.


On second thoughts that might have been 3330
3330's and older 2314's had an external "Goldfish bowl" like case and were loaded on to the IBM mainframe via opening a drawer, putting the assembly on to the spindle and REVERSE unscrewing the case to remove the outer assembly.

3350's from what I remember were fixed mounted (i.e non removable) drives.

At least it shows I'm not the oldest guy on these boards if people can still remember that hardware.

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12 Nov 2010   #17

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Inside every older person is a younger one wondering what's this all about then.
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12 Nov 2010   #18

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Hi there
I don't suppose you ever had to input data to your computer using THESE.



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jimbo


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12 Nov 2010   #19

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Oh yes. I started on an IBM 360-125 with a massive 32k of "core" (real ferrite rings) recently upgraded from 16k and a room full of girls punching cards to feed into it. Even the programs were loaded from cards and this was used to run a medium sized company. Most of the programming was assembler.

Those were the days.
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12 Nov 2010   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I don't suppose you ever had to input data to your computer using THESE.



Cheers
jimbo
Heh Heh. College days. Fortran. We used to carry our projects around in big stacks of those things wrapped in rubber bands. Never let them out of your sight! The big prank was to secretly insert a dummy card or just shuffle them up! No sleep for you!!
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