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Saturday, May 20, 2006
Don't complain about today's computer hardware/software prices... Here is an excerpt that will open your eyes!
Big, fast disk drives were one of the strengths of IBM. In 1973, the big mainframe disk drive was model 3330-11: 400 MB for $111,600 or $279/MB. By 1980, you could get the 3380: 2.5GB for $87,500 or $35/MB. DRAM prices were dropping, too: In 1979 the price was cut from $75,000/MB to $50,000/MB. Dave