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    Size of your first pc hard disc?

    Another question to take you to old days
    What was the size of your first hard disc. For me it was 40 gb.
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    ****, under a GB. Think it was about 800MB?

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    Atari Megafile 30
    Capacity: 30 mb

    edit: My first pc based harddrive had 200 mb, I think.
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    HDD sizes, if I remember

    20 Meg, 40 Meg, 120Meg, 400Meg, 1.2Gig, 5.6Gig, 12G, 20G, 80G, 120G, 320G, 400G, 1Tb, 2Tb, then all the way back down to 256G (SSD)!

    Yep, 20Meg drive and it cost more than my current laptop!
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    It was a 20 MB disk on 1990. It was an amazingly large disk for this era it could store hundreds of programs, games and files.
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    2.2 GB with Win 95. :-)

  7. for me at was 10 GB with a windows 98 installed on a 12 inch CRT monitor, with a floppy disc to move around the data!
    it was freaking isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Best-Web-Hosting View Post
    for me at was 10 GB with a windows 98 installed on a 12 inch CRT monitor, with a floppy disc to move around the data!
    it was freaking isn't it.
    Floppy disc + Winzip "trial" to share Doom / Duke Nukem 2D with friends. I will never forget this times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Best-Web-Hosting View Post
    for me at was 10 GB with a windows 98 installed
    Was the same 10GB with windows 98, Floppy disc don't talk about
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    Long time story working along day with wordstar and DOS using big floppy disk, cant remember anymore exactly what size put in there. Anyway its very awesome memories....

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    Less than a gb for sure. I think it was 600mb.
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    I can't remember the first disk, but remember my friend coming over with a sports bag full of floppy disks. I remember installing windows 3.1 and Corel Draw from floppy discs all night.
    Ahh the horror of getting an "I/O Error disc 131 of 159"

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    It was 540 megs. The PC was a 486 DX2. It ran Windows 3.1 at a blazing 66 MHz with a whopping 4MB of RAM.

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    1 GB Here window 95
    Now if you want really old. I used to also have an Amiga 1200 Now those was the days!!

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    Commodore Vic 20 about 30 years ago.

    It had a cassette tape drive for storage.

    First PC was a year or two later and had a super fast 5mb disk. I still had the disk up to a year ago and then my wife threw "that old junk" out.
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    Not junk, But Retro

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolraul View Post
    Commodore Vic 20 about 30 years ago.

    It had a cassette tape drive for storage.

    First PC was a year or two later and had a super fast 5mb disk. I still had the disk up to a year ago and then my wife threw "that old junk" out.

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    486mb lol in 1994

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    20mb... Then I found dblspace and ended up with aroun 30mb in total.

    First pc ever though had no hard drives but 2 720kb floppy drives. Was a Toshiba portable!

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    Tandy Color Computer 3 - still taped in a box...computer, drives, cables, games, joysticks, and manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthur8 View Post
    Floppy disc + Winzip "trial" to share Doom / Duke Nukem 2D with friends. I will never forget this times.

    A few computers, a network, friends, and Duke Nukem. Best memory...starting at 7 or 8 pm one night and getting so far in the game that no one noticed the sun coming back up

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    so,what was a hard disk?That is my answer

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    My first laptop was an Apple Powerbook 140 w/ 2MB RAM and 20MB HD. And a 1.44 MB Superdrive! It cost over $2k at the time.

    A year or so later I spent over $800 for a 16MB RAM chip for my Apple Desktop. Many years earlier I had spent around $150-200 for a 16KB RAM card to upgrade my Apple II+ from 48KB to 64KB. So $800 was a bargain!

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    Tandy Model II with a (large) 5 meg external hard drive unit.

    Before that was floppies and audio tape backup.

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    less than 4GB on a Windows 98 machine

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    less that 4gb?Shite back when i got my first pc,the most you could get was about 40meg hd (xt pc).

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    I think mine was a 5meg SCSI with the Atari ST in the mid-1980's. A year or two later is spent $150 or so on a 40meg SCSI mounted in a shoebox sized case and was in hog heaven.

    My previous two machines were a SYM-1 single board computer that had to be programmed in machine language at first and an Apple II but neither of those could use a hard drive.

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    1gb :/ Not really one I used, but found in the garage. The earliest I used was about 160gb.

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    What hard drive? That was optional on my first PC.

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    I spent about NZ$400 on a vic 20 and the c64's were about NZ$800.I was never able to afford a c64

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    please, you call 40 gig 'old days'?
    My first computer (not PC), no hard drive at all. WE did all the work, forget this Windows drag and drop, mousy cat thing ... If you wanted it done, you did it yourself, saved it on cassette (if you were lucky)!
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    yes, started out with cassettes as well on the ZX Spectrum. Also remember spending lots of time typing in complete games in BASIC from books and magazines. Fairly quickly after that came the Commodore 64 with 1541 floppy drive, Atari ST (though I really wanted an Amiga) and finally PC.
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    My first hard disk had 32 megabites
    I had Windows 3.1 OS
    It was a great experience to use windows from 3.1 to 8

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    500MB in 1996

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    I remember buying a 3GB Maxtor HDD for $300.

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    1.6 Gb if I recall correctly, from a Compaq Presario 4112 Desktop with Windows 95.
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    It was 80 GB.

    But I bought a PC only in 2006
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    My first PC in 1999 came with a 3.2GB Maxtor ATA33 running Windows 98. It would still boot into 98 the last time I tried it in '04 or '05 but I had newer hardware and was running Windows 2K and that little drive was useless by then so I tossed it.

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    Believe it or not I was pretty lucky back in the day and was able to get my hands on a higher end laptop from gateway with an 80gb hard drive

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    It was 40GB HDD with AMD processor and 128mb memory in 2002
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    Oh Lord, Awfully reallllly small. I think 16MB?

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    first pc's hdd?? well when some one gift us their used pc that was very heavy but that pc came with windows95 or windows98 i can't remember.
    that was my first use of computer sinnce then but i don't know how much was the size of hdd but i felt to like that machine that days. heavy keyboard and mouse
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