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Anyone else thinks this is insane!!

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Ian Rogers

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I am an avid retro computer addict as some of you may know... I have been waiting for the latest PiMiga 2.0 impatiently and just watched Chris's latest video..

I have bought a 64GB SD to stick it on... I just looked and memories ( pun intended ) flooded back... I was making 386 and 486's back in the late 80's early 90's and I was paying £10 a MB was costing me £40 for four sticks.. Looking at this tiny tiny piece of plastic that contains 64GB for £18... I can't believe how things have changed..

Now I know some of you are a tad older than me and will say things like 256 K byte memory cards were full sized plugin's for £100+ but it just made me sit and think for a bit!!
 
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rjenkinsgb

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Started on 2114 1K plug in static memory chips
Same here, my first (working) DIY computer had two 2114s, so 256 bytes * 8 bit RAM, with a Motorola 6800.

I can't believe how things have changed.
Yep. The first IBM PC compatible machine we bought was a 20MHz 286, (almost £2000) with a 5MB hard drive that cost another £400

Now, a 5 Terabyte hard drive, a million times larger, is under half that in numeric cost and a lot cheaper still if you allow for inflation.

(And something I found amusing at the time - my 8MHz 6809 machine running OS/9 benchmarked somewhat faster than the 20MHz 286, running the basic benchmarks that existed back then).
 

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"The cycle time of the PDP-11/45 with bipolar memory (max. 8 KW!) was 300 ns, MOS memories (max. 32 KW) were 450 ns, and core was 980 ns - but without memory management! The MMU added 90 ns to the cycle time."
Cor(e)! [Sorry could not resist]..

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Vons Garage

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Attached is an ad that proudly proclaims a memory card that breaks the "2¢-a-byte" barrier. Good for them. Unless I messed up my decimal points, that mean a computer memory card with 32G of RAM would only set you back $640,000,000.00 of 1980's money.
 

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Not sure if this has already been posted,

Mike.
Edit, what happened to the ability to post the full image? More "improvements"?
Edit2, wrong thread, duhhh.
 

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