[vcf-midatlantic] Happy Birthday IBM-PC

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Aug 12 20:30:47 UTC 2021

On 8/12/21 4:26 PM, madodel via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I don't think anyone had GB of anything back in the 80's. I remember
> back then when our IBM mainframe was upgraded to 1mb of core
> memory and that was serving 3 hospitals with 100's of terminals.
> My phone has 4 GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. I don't
> remember how much DASD storage the mainframe had but the disk
> drives were huge.

  The IBM 3380 initially had a capacity of 2.5GB and was introduced in
1980.  That was one of their most popular fixed disk drives for
mainframes.  They are...large.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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