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Nice find
I have a 1995/6 ish 4gb seagate IDE
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That's amazing all the Seagate drives I've had died after 1.5-2years of use lol
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The oldest HD I have still in use is a Quqantum 80MB (yes, MB not GB) running inside a vintage 1993 Mac Centris 610. Original owner.

I have a few ST225 around, no idea if they work or not. And lastly, I have a behemoth 50MB hard drive. It is about 2 feet wide, 2.5 feet deep and a foot tall and weights around 50 pounds.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
How far we've come:
I wish cars advanced this quickly.
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Quote:
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its only 6 bucks for 100 GB?
My 1TB drives were 50 dollars each.

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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post
That is impressive!

I still have a Conner Peripherals 420 MB, 3600rpm, from 1994, fully working, zero bad sectors.
That's more impressive, considering that Connor Peripherals almost exclusively made nothing but garbage.

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Originally Posted by Eskanasi View Post
According to the article it would have faster seek times than... say, a modern drive because the seek heads of a modern 3TB drive have 300 000mb to look after and seek from, while this drive as 5mb to look after and seek from. So probably, extremely fast for those 10 mb.
Amount of data on a physical drive has next no bearing on seek times.

Rotational speed + positional latency + physical location of the data on the disk is all that really matters.
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I wish cars advanced this quickly.
"If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside."

-Robert Cringely
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kind of sad that today's massive hard-drives are bottle necked compared to the old ones.

nowadays you need SSD or decent raid setups
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post #38 of 54
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Yeah, we rule!

You don't scare us with your nuclear weapons and low, low prices, America, we have an old hard drive.

On topic, that is quite impressive. If it was under regular use, even more so.
The impressive thing is not that it's old.

The impressive thing is that it's a Seagate disk that has lasted longer than a year without fail.
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Hey Seagate! You don't make them like you used too do you?!
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I'm more suprised that it's Seagate.
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