[SATLUG] The Price of Data

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 13:44:05 CDT 2010


Don Wright wrote:
> 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.

I still remember the great deal I got for my first HD.  80MB for only 
$600 (circa 1982).

   -- Bruce



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