[sebhc] At long last... Media has arrived!
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.
> Well, I can't disagree. I sure would like it to be less, considering I
> bought 1500 of them! :-) That's a bit of a discount, too. You have to
> ridiculous numbers to get a real meaningful discount. When I first tried
> find them two years ago, I was hoping to get 'em for 25-30 cents each, and
> 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 :-)
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