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Storage What's oldest Hard drive you have ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by balatro2005, 12 May 2010.

  1. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I think my smallest is a 40GB 3,5" IDE drive. I had a cleanup a few weeks ago where I threw out all the crap I didn't need.
     
  2. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    oldest used daily drive is Maxtor 200gb ( when they 1st came out ) currently running at 55deg with 59,000 Hours.
     
  3. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    I have a 80mb ish WD drive that doesnt work sat around somewhere.

    For working drives I have a couple of 800MB IBM drives still working and a couple of 4GB Fujitsu drives. :)
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    My old Gateway 2000 has an 8GB HDD with Win 95 installed - it should still work (I haven't fired it up in years though.

    I remember it had partitions as IIRC Win 95 couldn't handle partitions over 5GB :jawdrop:
     
  5. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Quantum Fireball 640
     
  6. Lee @ Scan

    Lee @ Scan Scan Computers

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    My smallest and oldest is a 250 Gb Maxtor SATA 1 drive.

    I generally don't keep drives more than 2 years and give them to family for their systems as I'm always increasing storage and adding more and more drives to my PC.
     
  7. GandalfDDUK

    GandalfDDUK New Member

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    currently have a western digital caviar 32500 which holds an impressive 2558.9mb and a seagate barracuda 7200.7 200gb drive installed, until I update my system shortly.
     
  8. bbwilliy12

    bbwilliy12 New Member

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    Sheesh, you could do wieght training with that thing!
     
  9. onemaddude

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    How about a SeagateST-325N - 20MB scsi I think i've had it for about 20 years
    I also have 2 of the Bigfoots both 2GB
     
  10. miester7

    miester7 My single core cpu plays crysis

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    I've got a Seagate Barracuda 80GB IDE
     
  11. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    think ive got a 10 gig one at home with all the windows 95 install xD
     
  12. Grimloon

    Grimloon New Member

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    I have a doorstop circa 1980 something which I think is about 8 or 10 MB, it's certainly not working any more though. It was in an IBM 8086 XT that went to a better place several years ago when I ran out of storage space.

    The oldest running one I have though is a 420 MB WD job that's in my 486 DX2 80 - it's still running and has Windows 3.11 over the top of DOS 6.2:D
     
  13. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I would have to check on the net to be honest. All I know is the sound it makes is weird and that my SSD is dwarfed by that damn thing :D

    EDIT: Mine is 3600rpm and yours could be a 3600 ot 4000rpm, depending on the version.

    Last year I plugged it on an IDE@SATA adapter and it worked. It was awesome to see the win95 logo for a second (before a blue screen) on a P5QL-Pro , an E8400, 4GB of DDR2 and a GTX260 :D
     
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  14. ./^\.Ace./^\.

    ./^\.Ace./^\. New Member

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    I just ripped apart one of thies only 3 months ago...
     
  15. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    I got a 89MB drive I inherited from my uncle, made by conrad IIRC whoever the hell they are.
     
  16. thewelshbrummie

    thewelshbrummie Active Member

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    Oldest one that still works is a 4 year old 500GB Samsung drive - still does the business nicely a a backup drive (and I only got it as my dad bought it without realising it is a SATA drive and the work PC he bought it for only supported PATA)
     
  17. Skies

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    Oldest I have has sep/30/97 printed on the back, and holds 3.2GBs.
    got windows 95 on it i think, and as far as I know, it still works.
     
  18. ed_456

    ed_456 The Artful Bodger

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    Seagate ST3660A from 1995. Total capacity: 545.5MB. It came from a Packard Bell Executive Multimedia PC and still has a copy of Windows 95 on it.
     
  19. joytime360

    joytime360 New Member

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    20GB seagate ,very great!
     
  20. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    I have a 6.4GB Quantum Fireball that was the main drive in my first ever PC built around 1996. Still works.
     

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