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post #11 of 21
That thing looks like a car part.
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post #12 of 21
I bet it's still worth $40,000 though
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post #13 of 21
I would scoop out all the old crap, and put my entire computer in that thing.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
I would scoop out all the old crap, and put my entire computer in that thing.
i was thinkiing the exact same thing. so thats where all the ev1 motors came from
post #15 of 21
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I would scoop out all the old crap, and put my entire computer in that thing.
and relize you just destroyed a collector item


Actually this isn't too big.

hehe I went to the computer istory musem and they had a 10mb drive that was 4 feet tall (single platter)


Nice 10 amp 120volt motor too
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post #16 of 21
A HS friend I roomed with in the 80's fixed those big old HDDs at hospitals far and wide. Back then when a HD rarshed it literally crashed--meaning the arm made contact with the platter.

He would replace the entire platter and arm as needed and reaload all the data if it could be recovered...


Back then techs made a LOT of money--he had a VW camper van as his company car
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post #17 of 21
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A HS friend I roomed with in the 80's fixed those big old HDDs at hospitals far and wide. Back then when a HD rarshed it literally crashed--meaning the arm made contact with the platter.

He would replace the entire platter and arm as needed and reaload all the data if it could be recovered...


Back then techs made a LOT of money--he had a VW camper van as his company car
my uncle has one of those disks

It broke in half
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post #18 of 21
Back when I worked at a high school we had something similar to this lying around, about half the size, and holding a collossal 12MB of data. It was worth £8,000 when bought new. When i was there it was still in use, .... as the office door stop.
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post #19 of 21
you need a crane to pick it up
post #20 of 21
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you need a crane to pick it up
or arnold schwartznegger
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