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Jalalabee 09-04-2003 02:33 AM

Storage Media: History
Storage media


Floppies...Zip drives...Worm drives...punch cards...ram drives...compact disks...tape 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,


davee 09-04-2003 02:49 AM

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?

Jalalabee 09-04-2003 03:30 AM


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...


Zip disks
Hard disks
Floppy disks
LS-120 disks
Syquest disks

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

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


sykopath 09-04-2003 04:27 AM

Are those Thumbdrive usb drives considered storage media too?

Jalalabee 09-04-2003 02:07 PM

id consider them storage are think...

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