[mythtv-users] The Smaller... Disk contest, Fall 2007 edition

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Oct 19 14:14:17 UTC 2007

Rich Wilson wrote:
> On 10/17/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
>>> Cheers,
>>> -- jr 'TRS-80 Hard Disk Drive: 5MB, $2000'
>> See:
>> http://mail3.beww.org/links/cromemco0025.jpg
>> Just think of it: 5.6 Mbits/second transfer rate (that's "bits", not
>> "bytes"). A massive 11 megabytes of storage (unformatted).
>> We used to run Xenix on these machines, sure seemed fast at the time :-)

> Yes, 11 megabytes _IS_ massive!
> http://www.pdp8.net/dfds32/dfds32.shtml
> I calculate 181 kBits/Sec from the info.

Good grief. I used to work with PDP-8/L machines. A "massive" 4K of core
memory (real cores) and punched paper tape for I/O. This was a 12-bit
Octal machine.

I really hated those ASR-33 teletypes, but we did have a "high-speed"
tape reader - 200 CPS :-)


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