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Old 02-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #16
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govt still uses 2.5" floppies....
They're always the last to go quietly. I feel for their IT department.
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govt still uses 2.5" floppies....
You ARE too young to truly remember these! They are 3.5" floppies NOT 2.5" floppies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

Atari made a 2.5 in 1986, but it didn't make it into production. I remember buying a 20MB hard drive for $450.00 and using a dull modem to connect 2 computers together with a 6' cable.
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You ARE too young to truly remember these! They are 3.5" floppies NOT 2.5" floppies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

Atari made a 2.5 in 1986, but it didn't make it into production. I remember buying a 20MB hard drive for $450.00 and using a dull modem to connect 2 computers together with a 6' cable.
When you installed the hard drive, did you see the little dinosaur in the running wheel like the hamsters use? That was the power supply.
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I did on my Atari 800XL purchased in 1979 with the optional 5.24 floppy drive. It had DOS version .9, a whopping 48k of memory, and a 1.79 Mhz 8-bit CPU! If I remember right I had to change that poor dinosaur out a couple times.



I still have the beast in the box hoping it might be valuable some day, but unfortunately it was an Atari and not an Apple. Dang fruit! Still boots!
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The added floppy drive version. Damn, you're a BALLER.
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The added floppy drive version. Damn, you're a BALLER.
In other words, I'm a geek and a nerd. I resemble that remark!

I've come a long way though. I'm now rocking an overclocked i7 2600k with an ASUS ROG Extreme Maximum IV motherboard, 1000 w power supply, 16 GB memory, 6 TB hard drive capacity via NAS, and a 8 GB AMD x7800 Video Adapter on a 28" touch screen. I don't live in the past!
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...so with that "touch" screen how often to you hangout in the babes section.....

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You ARE too young to truly remember these! They are 3.5" floppies NOT 2.5" floppies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

Atari made a 2.5 in 1986, but it didn't make it into production. I remember buying a 20MB hard drive for $450.00 and using a dull modem to connect 2 computers together with a 6' cable.
Shit. I got screwed. I paid $525 for my first Seagate 20 mb hard drive around '84 or so. I thought it was a bargain, and I thought I would never need more storage in a lifetime.
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I remember everything but the hot chick getting undressed by the bike....and I would have remembered that!!!!.

By the way we still use 3.5 floppys. Some of our CNCs came with floppy disk readers to transfer files, and it's a bitch to change them out. The hardest thing is getting a new floppy disk reader fro todays computers....the cheap chinese ones don't work. Some one is adding a USB to old drives from used computers.....thats what we had to buy.
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...so with that "touch" screen how often to you hangout in the babes section.....
That would require "scratch and sniff."
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By the way we still use 3.5 floppys. Some of our CNCs came with floppy disk readers to transfer files, and it's a bitch to change them out. The hardest thing is getting a new floppy disk reader fro todays computers....the cheap chinese ones don't work. Some one is adding a USB to old drives from used computers.....thats what we had to buy.
Here is the solution to your problem . . . http://www.ipcas.com/products/usb-fl...dd-to-udd.html



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Old 02-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #27
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Shit. I got screwed. I paid $525 for my first Seagate 20 mb hard drive around '84 or so. I thought it was a bargain, and I thought I would never need more storage in a lifetime.
You want to get screwed. Here is a brand new one being sold for $199.95. http://www.impactcomputers.com/cp-3024.html
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I did on my Atari 800XL purchased in 1979 with the optional 5.24 floppy drive. It had DOS version .9, a whopping 48k of memory, and a 1.79 Mhz 8-bit CPU! If I remember right I had to change that poor dinosaur out a couple times.



I still have the beast in the box hoping it might be valuable some day, but unfortunately it was an Atari and not an Apple. Dang fruit! Still boots!
Well, I was a liitle behind you. My first PC was an Apple II - 16k of memory and a single, separate floppy dirive. I turbocharged mine by adding a CP/M card that would let it be just a little more than a toy.
As soon as IBM PC clones came out in the early 80's, I jumped on board. 8088 processor, 256k memory, two floppy drives - copy from one disk to another without switching disks!!!. Then that Seagate came out, and I thought PC development was settle science. Moved on through the 286, 386 and 486 eras with PC Jr. somewhere in between, and then through many generations of Pentiums. Oh, and I also got my hands on the first portable PC, the Kaypro. Portable like suitcase. It was fun to watch all of that development and see the computers get faster and faster. The iPhone in my pocket is many many times more powerful than those first PC's.
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My dad(a programmer) told me he used to run an entire hospital on 32mb. I remember going to his work and watching the punch card machines.
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In other words, I'm a geek and a nerd. I resemble that remark!

I've come a long way though. I'm now rocking an overclocked i7 2600k with an ASUS ROG Extreme Maximum IV motherboard, 1000 w power supply, 16 GB memory, 6 TB hard drive capacity via NAS, and a 8 GB AMD x7800 Video Adapter on a 28" touch screen. I don't live in the past!
But does your main hard drive clock through data like this?



Now that's some throughput!
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