Looking for official word but I've been reading on Twitter that Harvey Updyke has passed away.
Geez yes! I remember working for a support activity that shall not be named and we got some of the first terabyte drives in for the datacenter. No telling how much they paid for them and now you can basically have that same storage at your fingertips for few hundred dollars.@WesL Remember when we used to pay large dollar amounts for this kind of storage?
Seagate Expansion Desktop 16TB External Hard Drive
Yep I was thinking the same thing. But I know about how much they paid for it. I was in shock then and knowing about what was paid and how cheap these are.Geez yes! I remember working for a support activity that shall not be named and we got some of the first terabyte drives in for the datacenter. No telling how much they paid for them and now you can basically have that same storage at your fingertips for few hundred dollars.
I still have my old hard drives, very strange data allotments, 37gB and 44gB. I'm sure others remember smaller, but for me this was the high end of storage lol. Now a micro SD card holds 2-4x as much with faster transfer rates. To think of how much things have changed... My back up hard drive is 1tB and I just buy a new one every 5 years and back up everything again - mostly all duplicate redundancies.
I remember walking into Sears around 1994 or 95 and being blown away by their new 1GB hard drive computers. A whole GIGAbyte in one small home computer. Who woulda thunk it?
I was equally blown away by the 1st Terabyte hard drive I saw, which would have been 2008-2009 in a computer forensic office at MSFC.
Yep. I had a Commodore 64 with a tape drive and before that a Timex Sinclair 1000.LOL I remember having a 20 MEGABYTE hard drive in my computer and thinking it was AMAZING because other people had 10 MB. What would I EVER do with ALLLL that space?! Hahahahaha!
Oh, and before that, I had no actual hard drive at all. Everything loaded and ran from the big floppies! Having a computer with permanent storage was a huge upgrade.