Or floppy disk drives.
My first computer was a Tandy Color Computer I bought in 1981. I was using a
friggin cassette recorder for offline storage. Once I scraped up the money
to buy a disk drive, It was a single sided 180k 5-1/4″ floppy. I got a deal
because I bought an aftermarket controller and a used drive, case, power
supply and cable. The money I spent upgrading the system could put a
fairly high-end PC on my desk today!
Pfffftttt…..5 1/4″……..3 1/2″……..you want history? Ever seen an 8″ floppy disk? I did. Once. No drive to put it in, but there it was, larger than life. History.
WHat I wish I could find are the old “Winchester 30-30” hard disks. Used to be as common as dirt. Great for making odd antennas.
Me too Leonard. My Commodore Vic-20 was basically a keyboard. I had to buy a monitor (12 inch B&W TV) and a cassette drive. I think about 20 kb of data was the storage capacity.
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