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World's Most Expensive Hard Drive Teardown

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It's amazing how far we've come in 30 years of data storage.


Grumpy UNIX and Cloud Administrator | 90's Boomer

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I'm not watching 43 minutes.  How much does it store?  What are its base specs?

The IBM drive in itself is only 20MB. 9 platters just over 1MB of storage capacity on each. Was a quarter of 1 mil when it first came out. They used to release some kind of chemical agent in the server room when there was a fire because it would preserve the data, however the gas would kill you if you didn't leave the room or if you didn't have a gas mask on.

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The IBM drive in itself is only 20MB. 9 platters just over 1MB of storage capacity on each. Was a quarter of 1 mil when it first came out. They used to release some kind of chemical agent in the server room when there was a fire because it would preserve the data, however the gas would kill you if you didn't leave the room or if you didn't have a gas mask on.

That is awesome.  Sorry, I just don't have the patience nor data allowance to watch long videos.

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That is awesome.  Sorry, I just don't have the patience nor data allowance to watch long videos.

Completely understandable.


Grumpy UNIX and Cloud Administrator | 90's Boomer

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The drive was close to 2GB. I'm sure there were 3.5" drives holding many times 10MB back in 1991. :P

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