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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    One thing about small hard drives, though, is that they do encourage good disk-housekeeping...
    How true. I currently have 67,000 files in my documents folder. I'm sure many are duplicates or outdated but it is too much work to clean them out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    You just couldn't handle how cool it was to load software and actually hear it like I did with cassette tapes and TI-99/4a.

    lol can you believe that I used to try to edit programs by cutting and splicing tape? lol I was a little kid and never was successful at all but I had to be on some space s*** to have tried that lmao!!!

    that was a good time too, was not quite easy as today with Google, all true we have the BBS ( bulletin boards) , lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    lol can you believe that I used to try to edit programs by cutting and splicing tape?
    I started off with papertape which did we edit by cutting and gluing or taping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    All I remember is that the thing was very expensive - appr. $260 I think.
    Off topic but it is funny how we view "expensive." My first hard drive was 20 MB for $400, then I bought a 360 MB drive for $365. I thought that both of those were reasonable in price. Now I look at $100 for 1 TB and think, "That's too much, I'll wait for the price to drop." The first hard drive that I was involved with was for a TRS-80, 8.4 MB and cost $4,500.
    The first disk I worked with was an IBM 1301. If I remember right, the unit cost about $150.000. Transfer rates were in K-Bytes and each disk unit had 500KBytes. That was progress in the early 60's.
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    Ya man. Much respect to those times. Nowadays, you have a problem and the net seems to solve most of them if you ask about it.
    Back then, running into an issue with a mainframe or whatnot, I have no clue what would have been needed to be done to troubleshoot or find answers. Snail mail to companies? baaaah

    "Dear Sir or Madam,

    We kindly request your advice in fixing these millions of wires connected to this huge box that does stuff...."

    lol
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    Nah, what you did is take a memory dump (all in Hex) and crawled thru that dump which was a pile of paper 5 inches high. Sometimes it took days to find the problem. But most of the time we found a solution.
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    Hi there
    what about these


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    what about these


    Cheers
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    I dunno man, you tell us!
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    Jimbo, I've been looking at SSDs and wondering if I can get one installed as a second hard drive. I would load Win 8 onto it when it comes out and simply keep my other hard drive (with Win 7 and a legal 32-bit Windows XP).
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    Vince, you can do that. Just disconnect the other drive whilst you install Windows 8 on the SSD. Then change the bootsequence with the BIOS. That is the preferred method. Double booting win7 and Windows 8 is a dog because of the incompatibility of the Windows 8 EFI BCD and the Win7 NTFS BCD. I had tried that first but scrapped it.
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