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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Having a 1TB HDD in the '50s is like being on an deserted island with a 2 ton diamond.
except if you had that HDD in the 50s you'd still make a fortune selling the technology, unlike being stuck on an island with 2 tons of diamond.
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post #12 of 79
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Wow I wish I could take one of these back in time with me. I've got a 1.5TB drive I'd sell.
Better take a SATA cable with you as well. Not to mention the entire computer, since they wouldn't have anything to hook the cable to besides the drive itself. Also, I don't even think they had 3 prong outlets for your power supply cord.
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post #13 of 79
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Better take a SATA cable with you as well. Not to mention the entire computer, since they wouldn't have anything to hook the cable to besides the drive itself. Also, I don't even think they had 3 prong outlets for your power supply cord.
Don't forget your monitor too
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post #14 of 79
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Don't forget your monitor too
Peripherals as well
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post #15 of 79
All you would need is a technical description of the protocol/specifications and people would be able to design to that spec, slowly but surely

Nice little comparison
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Don't forget your monitor too
Or just go with a laptop.
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post #17 of 79
lol @ all the people trying to bring computers to the past. the hard drives and even the computers are WAY different and impossible to recreate in the 1950s. Even if you brought your own computer to the 1950s you couldn't possible recreate it to sell more to people = FAIL
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My main fascination with future computing is what the internet will become.

It's only been mainstream for ~15 years and has changed society greatly. People being born today probably couldn't imagine a world without it.
    
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lol @ all the people trying to bring computers to the past. the hard drives and even the computers are WAY different and impossible to recreate in the 1950s. Even if you brought your own computer to the 1950s you couldn't possible recreate it to sell more to people = FAIL
They might be able to reverse engineer some components to an extent and vastly improve the 1950's computers though.
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Or just go with a laptop.
I would but it's a 3.5" drive.

The 1TB of data in the 1950s would have to be all text I'm guessing?
    
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