[SATLUG] The Price of Data

Don Wright satlug at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 26 13:24:01 CDT 2010


OK, another of those magic numbers is here. The cost of hard drives has
dropped to five cents a gigabyte. $95/2GB, $55/1GB from Newegg.
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/latest/index-landing.aspx

Just a reminder, in October 1980, 20 MB Shugart hard drives (later named
Seagate) were around $5000, based on ads in Byte magazine. Atari or
Apple floppy drives were about $500, and a 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood was
$16,000.

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Price slightly higher west of the Rockies.


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