Storage capacities have increased incredibly over the last 20 years. First, 5.25 floppy drives – which held a whopping 140K. Then came 3.5″ floppies (at 800K, then 1.44MB), followed by hard drives, Syquest drives, Zip drives, JAZ drives, CD-ROM and DVD-R drives etc.
I remember my first computer, an Apple IIGS, didn’t even have a hard drive. It had only 5.25 and 3.5 drives, and I would have to manually eject disks depending upon how big the application was.
My first hard drive was 80MB – and I remember thinking that was a ton of space. Now, with terabyte drive arrays, 80MB seems unfathomable to imagine.
It’s amazing how far we’ve come.