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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xtreampb, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. jackdw

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    I thought you said it was 8 inches...
     
  2. joshkp3

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    he was probably talking about the quantum bigfoot, yeah i have 3 of those old seagates 2 130mb drives and one 600mb. also have 2 of those HUGE quantum bigfoots eh i guess they dont call them bigfoots for nothin, ones 8 gb and the others 8.4 gb not that bad but slow slower than the 130mb seagate acually.
     
  3. Drew7997

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    I was posting a pic of the old 101MB Hd on there. I figured that an older HD with a circuit board the whole size would have been more interesting than the Bigfoot I had. But, if you want the Bigfoot it will be up this weekend I suppose.
    I use the Bigfoot for the loads of crap I have, documents, drivers, and other nonsense stuff I've downloaded over the years.
     
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    You should put a standard 3.5" drive next to it for a size comparision... Otherwise, it doesn't look "big".
     
  6. jackdw

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    Does that thing still connect via IDE and the standard power connector?
     
  7. Compiler

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    Before IDE... there was SCSI for the better built systems (Mac, Amiga, Unix and higher end PCs) and RLL drives for the typical PC. IDE came about around 1990... It wasn't until the mid-90s that IDE drives were becoming good performance drives (Never caught up with SCSI until SATA... but the new SCSI type will blow out the best SATA drives).

    Cool thing about SCSI - it didn't have the limitations of IDE...
     
  8. Drew7997

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    yeah actually it does. Molex power and ide cable Not the EIDE though, (40 not 80 wire)today at lunch I"ll post that new pic.
     
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    i have one of those but the one i was talking about is as long and wide as the one we have but it is thicker and rusted.
     
  11. Drew7997

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    The thickness is the same, visually, as the new 3.5" inchers.
     
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    I worked for a company back in 1991 that had a Honey Well Bull system. It had Vacuum disk packs. They were 16" round and about 10" high. It took 4 1/2 hours to back up the Business that today would take 5 minutes with this PC I am running now.
     
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