[sebhc] At long last... Media has arrived!

Mark Garlanger garlangr at verizon.net
Fri Sep 10 01:05:49 CDT 2004

That's one way to look at it, the other way, is that you can usually find a 
50 pack of CD-RW for less than $10, so that would be about $0.20 each for 
650M, to get that much space on the hard-sectored disks, it would cost 6500 
* $1.85, or about $12,000 and would take up alot more space.

For the H89, I hope to be getting a soft-sectored controller shortly and I 
already have a 3.5" 720K drive to connect to it. I was able to get 100 of 
those disks for about $22, (so 72M total), but to get the same space in 
hard-sectored disks, it would be 720 * 1.85 or about $1300.

Much to rich for me.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick/VCM SysOp" <patrick at vintagecomputermarketplace.com>
To: <sebhc at sebhc.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 6:49 PM
Subject: RE: [sebhc] At long last... Media has arrived!

>> I understand, but it seems like -- it is -- a lot of money.
>> Barry
> Well, I can't disagree.  I sure would like it to be less, considering I 
> just
> bought 1500 of them! :-)  That's a bit of a discount, too.  You have to 
> buy
> ridiculous numbers to get a real meaningful discount.  When I first tried 
> to
> find them two years ago, I was hoping to get 'em for 25-30 cents each, and 
> I
> got my expectations adjusted very quickly.
> Still, at $1.85 each today, that's about $8.25 in 1980 dollars per box of
> ten.  Doesn't seem so bad when you look at it that way.  I remember paying
> $15-$20 per box plus tax back then (no cracks about my allowance please,
> Jack :) ).
> Patrick :-)
> http://minneapolisfed.org/Research/data/us/calc/index.cfm
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