10MB Hard Disk for $3,495, Any Takers?

10MB Hard DiskOwning a piece of history will not only require enthusiasm for the product but will also require very deep pockets. Now for some history lessons, a print ad that goes back to the 1980 recently resurfaced. What was it about?

It promotes a 10 MB hard disk that has a price tag of $3,495 for the reconditioned unit while the brand new variant costs around $4,495. 10MB may be nothing special nowadays, but back in the days when the BeeGees were still hot and the Olsen Twins haven’t been conceived yet, 10MB is a big, big deal.

Now, if you’re going to adjust the amounts to 2005 American dollars, well it’s going to cost you more. The reconditioned type will sell for $8,876.11, on the other hand, the new one has a price tag of – are you ready for this – $11, 415.77. A whopping amount that could buy a decent car today.

The 1980 10MB hard disk looks very different from the hard disks of today, the oldie is a gargantuan piece of machinery that takes interchangeable disk cartridges. Perfect for antique aficionados and hardcore techies, isn’t?

10MB Hard DiskOwning a piece of history will not only require enthusiasm for the product but will also require very deep pockets. Now for some history lessons, a print ad that goes back to the 1980 recently resurfaced. What was it about?

It promotes a 10 MB hard disk that has a price tag of $3,495 for the reconditioned unit while the brand new variant costs around $4,495. 10MB may be nothing special nowadays, but back in the days when the BeeGees were still hot and the Olsen Twins haven’t been conceived yet, 10MB is a big, big deal.

Now, if you’re going to adjust the amounts to 2005 American dollars, well it’s going to cost you more. The reconditioned type will sell for $8,876.11, on the other hand, the new one has a price tag of – are you ready for this – $11, 415.77. A whopping amount that could buy a decent car today.

The 1980 10MB hard disk looks very different from the hard disks of today, the oldie is a gargantuan piece of machinery that takes interchangeable disk cartridges. Perfect for antique aficionados and hardcore techies, isn’t?

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