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This being the HDD forum, I thought you guys might appreciate this.

Back when I was in school, I was working on a few computers in my classroom and I spotted this relic. I didn't know if it worked or not still but I thought it was so cool. smile.gif

It's a Seagate ST4096

Forgive my sorry cell pics. My camera phone back then wasn't the best.







All of this is 80MB and 3600RPM of blazing FURY! devil.gif

I've got a pic of it next to my external HDD. I'll upload that later on today.
Edited by wanako - 2/15/13 at 11:41am
     
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About what year is this from?

Pretty crazy how far thngs have came.

One day we will say the same about 128gb ssds
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About what year is this from?

Pretty crazy how far thngs have came.

One day we will say the same about 128gb ssds
Not sure. I'm guessing, late 80's.
     
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Love the Disk pac mounting on the old drives.

I recently threw away my old 10mb, full height 5.14" drive. It's life as a paperweight had expired.

Google "CDC hard drive" and click images for examples of a model I used to fix. Had to replace the heads and servo motors about every 6 months. Took almost half a day to align the heads after replacement.

I have also worked on models that were a whopping 500mb and took up 6u in an equipment rack. $40k brand new.
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80MB is probably around 1991-ish.
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80MB is probably around 1991-ish.

Yeah, most likely.



Next to my External 500GB biggrin.gif
Edited by wanako - 2/15/13 at 11:42am
     
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Nice MFM disk, I have a full-height 32MB one in my IBM AT.
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