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40GB seagate U-series 5 smile.gif still works
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420 mb on my 486 DX2 66 (first PC after my dual 1541 5.25" drives on my Commodore 64)
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It was a 10MB hard drive, back in 1983 I think. It was in a Columbia Data Products machine that was an Intel 8088 running at a whopping 4.77MHz. I bought, then added it a couple months later. Dang hard drive cost almost as much as the rest of the computer.
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My first and earlier HDD i had was a Hitachi 20MB (i think) from my first pc, a 33 Mhz 386 pc with 2MB of ram. biggrin.gif from the 90's.
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Had the same drive, remember dropping my pc in the snow trying to load it up for a lan party and the harddrive never worked again:(
lulz.. I recall some rocking token ring network dos lan parties, ( heh or the novell connect)I would love a remake of the old dos game
Rise of the Triads or such for modern multiplayer thrills.

Talking about lan parties I started a a similar thread
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A 20MB hard *card*, plugged into an internal slot on my old Tandy 1000.

My first actual hard drive (spinning platters and such) I think was 70MB, came with my 386-33. I went all out and spent 220 on another 70MB drive to double my storage space!

Amazing how far we've come since the mid-90s.
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4.3 GB Quantum Bigfoot CY. Still fully functional.
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I never even saw a computer until the year 2001...I think the first laptop I had came with a 20GB HDD. It was some Compaq piece of junk with a 600MHz P3 in it. I built my first desktop six months later. With a 60GB Western Digital...still works...it runs my garage machine.
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First hard drive was in a 486 IBM, 500MB. Yup, megabytes. I remember when I upgraded to a 1GB drive, I thought "wow, I'll never fill up a 1GB drive". Oh the naivete of youth.

The oldest drives I have ever held in my hand where some of the first Seagate MFM drives, 25MB, that is to say 25 megabytes. We got them in at our shop as e-waste. I wish we had held on to them, we now have a little shrine to older hardware in our store.
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