- Nov 18, 2018
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Hahaha, OK, I got that beat. I used to work on "computerized" HVAC systems. The "computer" was the size of present-day server rack, and the hard drive was 1 MB. Yes you read that right. The platter was contained in a steel cannister, maybe about 10 gallons in size, and pressurized with Helium to prevent any influx of dust or other particles that could crash the heads.Floppy disks, I laugh at those. How about back when you had to know what switches to have up and which ones down to boot a Dec (Digital Equipment Company) PDP 11 computer?? and an 80 Mb disk platter was a big round thing with 8 or 10 read heads. Everything you wrote had to reside in 32K of address space or was it even less, it has been a long time since I thought about that.