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    What is the smallest and largest single HDs you own?

    For me the smallest Harddrive I still own is the first harddrive I ever bought. A 330MB external Archos HD for the A1200. And it still works perfectly. I'm not sure what make the actual drive is though as I've never taken it apart to look.

    And the largest single drives I currently own are 500GB Seagate's. Great drives at a great price.

    I remember the first 10MB external drive units being launched for the Atari ST in the late 80's, costing over 1000 and wishing I could one day afford one. Then the Amiga A500 HD's with their 10-50MB capacity. Now you can build a top of the range cutting edge PC for less!

    Now I'm waiting for solidstate HD technology to develop and hope that in a couple years time it will start to take over from current HD technology. It will be so nice to have large capacity HDs with no moving parts, making them silent, consume much less power and in theory more reliable.

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    For my Amiga my smallest HDD is a 60MB from when i first had it and my lagest is the 20GB that i bought on Ebay for 99p.
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    I have an 80mb hd which I got on ebay with an A1200 and some other bits.
    My largest is 80gig.

    The first one I bought new I still have.
    Bought that for my A1200 not too long after the A1200 was released.
    Thats is 210mb and I think I paid 235 pounds for it.
    Sam440EP & AOS4.1, 250 gig SATA HD & DVD Rewriter.

    Towered A1200 3.1 rom, OS3.9 and OS4.0
    PPC 166 mhz 060 50mhz, 192 meg.
    Buffered Interface, 40 & 80 gig HDs, CD & DVD Rewriters.
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    Card reader and 19" TFT Monitor.

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    okies...

    • 3.5" HDD's
      • Largest Seagate 400MB SATA2
      • Smallest 40mb Western Digital

      2.5" HDD's
      • Largest 200GB IBM/Hitachi
      • Smallest 512mb IBM/Hitachi

      Oversized
      • Largest Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" 12GB
      • Smallest IBM 5.25 8MB - have two of these old puppies


    and thats about it
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    2.5" HDD's
    Largest 80GB (pc laptop) , 4GB (Amiga)
    Smallest 200mb (Amiga)


    3.5" HDD's
    Largest 40GB (PC)
    Smallest 256 mb IBM

    In Work (bank)
    we have 6 HDs of 500GB !!!! (PC)


    and some more HDs for the IBM S390 .... (mainframe)
    and some more backup tapes, last time i saw the numbers we have + 10.000 backup tapes of 8GB....(mainframe)

    of course none of these is mine... but i can use them
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    Smallest: 120MB internal HDD that came with my Amiga 1200.

    Largest: 500GB Western Digital external HDD.

    I'm looking forward to what Solid State technology can offer, too. What's always bothered me about hard drives is the noise, heat production and the fact that you can't really trust them for long-term use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetr0 View Post
    okies...
    • 3.5" HDD's
      • Largest Seagate 400MB SATA2
      • Smallest 40mb Western Digital
      2.5" HDD's
      • Largest 200GB IBM/Hitachi
      • Smallest 512mb IBM/Hitachi
      Oversized
      • Largest Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" 12MB
      • Smallest IBM 5.25 8MB - have two of these old puppies

    and thats about it

    12MB? That's small for a bigfoot drive!

    I like the "Oversized" classification!

    I've also got one of those huge Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" drives. When I ordered a pre-built machine in 1998 I was quite surprised to see such a huge drive filling one of the 5.25" drive bays up. Up to that point I had only seen 3.5" drives. It had a very large (for the time) 12GB though, which was massive. It took me quite some time to fill it up back then. These days I couldn't even fit my OS install on it.

    And that Bigfoot drive still worked perfectly. Do those 5.25" drivers have any advantages over smaller units? Are they more reliable?

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    @Harrison

    ooops.... it was ment to be 12GB LMAO.... i shall edit it now....


    from what i remember the Bigfoot boasted better data-integrity for its dual spin speeds (well atleast the SCSI modules)

    also i found them damn fast back in the day
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    The smallest HD I've owned was one on 80MB. I used this in my Amiga 1200 many years ago and I remember feeling that I had quite a lot of space available. It was a nice HD and it served me well, but I needed something bigger after a while. Then went ahead and got a 3.5 on 1.2GB. Ran out of space again, and bought one on 6.7GB for the 1200. That was in 1998-99, and it had a huge storage capacity for that time.

    The biggest HD is one of those I use now, and it's on 250GB. Guess I'll have to invest in a bigger one in the coming future.

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    Smallest one is a 50MB Quantum SCSI for the A500+. Biggest is a 120GB Maxtor IDE drive in the PC.

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