Originally posted by goku2100
When did 7200RPM drives first starting to become common place in computers/store shelves? Were they available in 1995? 1997!?
What about drives with 8ms average seek time? Remember I'm talking about IDE drives and not SCSI drives...
That was still a noticable difference in price until about late 2001 between 5400 and 7200 rpm
Originally posted by grego
I got a 733mhz PII gateway in 97-98 with a 30GB 7200rpm drive. It wasnt a particularly extravagent model either...
P-II stopped at 550Mhz. They never got highter that that. And they were the fastest processors in 1998.
There is no way that you could of had a 733 Mhz CPU back then.
AS for 30Gb hard drive...... DON'T THING SO. I remember 1999, and 20Gb was the BIGGEST thing that you could get.
BTW, I have been working in the computer hardware service and repair since 1997, so you might want to be careful on who you think you are fooling there.