LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2003, 02:33 AM   #1
Jalalabee
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 102

Rep: Reputation: 15
Storage Media: History


Storage media

...

Floppies...Zip drives...Worm drives...punch cards...ram drives...compact disks...tape drives...smart media cards...and the like... What about them? When and where are they from? Possible transfer speeds? I've been thinking of getting all of the storage media devices together i can: just because. I think it would be something nifty to talk about also. :-D

oh well,

-Jalalabee
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:49 AM   #2
davee
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
Distribution: Suse(home) RHEL (Work)
Posts: 263

Rep: Reputation: 30
All very well, but surely they're all variations on a few categories:

Card - eg Jaquard Loom, Punched Card, Paper Tape, etc
Magnetic - Mag. Tape, Disk, etc
Memory - etc, etc

There must be so may variations on each, where do you draw a distinction between them?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:30 AM   #3
Jalalabee
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 102

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
\Oh-e-oh.

I'd just like to catch up really on what has been zooming me by-
I went to the Portland Itec convention last year (which the next one is coming up December 10-11 ;-)) : I saw things like Imation with 10gb disks...for zip drive type o' things.

I do know of the different storage medias...and im just wondering where everything really stands...

Optic:
CDrom
DVDrom

Magnetic:
Zip disks
Hard disks
Floppy disks
LS-120 disks
Syquest disks
HiFD

Magneto Optic:
MiniDisc ...
Kinda stuck here...

Just wanting to understand and find out more about storage media, i know i find it intresting. --

-Jalalabee
 
Old 09-04-2003, 04:27 AM   #4
sykopath
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Wallapatookunk, Kallamazoo
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Are those Thumbdrive usb drives considered storage media too?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 02:07 PM   #5
Jalalabee
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 102

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
id consider them storage media..so are harddrives...id think...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Media Management Sytem (Windows Media Centre) for linux? carl0ski Linux - Software 5 12-07-2005 07:52 PM
Sony USB Storage Media USM128DS Ed_999 Slackware 1 02-28-2005 03:54 PM
Cannot read package data from installation media. Media error? </m0r1arty> Suse/Novell 2 01-26-2005 07:57 PM
best media for data storage & backups? Fascistchicken Linux - Hardware 2 04-09-2004 12:28 AM
How to find back "history" database after "history -c" ? san_lss Linux - Newbie 1 01-07-2004 11:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration