Day #574

Day #574 Title: The March Of Progress
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8
Notes: This week’s 52 Themes 2009 topic is Technology. I have been struggling with it a little all week. Then yesterday I was backing up my recent photos from the Laptop to an external drive when I got the dreaded message “Disk full”. I had been expecting it for a while, so resolved to hot foot it into town this morning to buy a new high capacity drive. I came away with a rather nice shiny Seagate 1.5Tb box. Yes, that’s 1,500Gb or 1,500,000Mb. That set me thinking how storage media have changed over the past 10 years or so, and I dug around a few hidey holes in my cupboards to retrieve these bits and pieces. In order of capacity we have:

  • 1.44Mb 3.5″ floppy drive (under the MD)
  • 100Mb Iomega ZIP 100 removable floppy drive (second from bottom)
  • 160Mb MiniDisc (under the CompactFlash)
  • 700Mb CD-R (on top of DVD-R)
  • 1Gb CompactFlash (top of stack)
  • 4Gb USB stick (top RHS)
  • 4.7Gb DVD-R (on top of Iomega drive)
  • 80Gb external hard drive (on top of CD/DVDs)
  • 1.5Tb external hard drive (bottom of stack)

How times have changed. I am just sorry I couldn’t lay my hands on a 5.25″ floppy drive as well!
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