ATA/100 disk storage cost within 3x of blank CDs

From: Joseph S Barrera III (
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 19:28:13 PDT

Well, almost 3x.
>From PCConnection, you can buy a 60GB WD ATA/100 disk for $185, or a
50-pack (no jewel cases) of blank CDs for $30. That works out to:

60 GB for $185 is $3.08/GB
50 x 650 MB for $30 is $0.95/GB

It wasn't THAT long ago that disks were $1/MB... I was at Microsoft
already, pricing disks for a video-on-demand system. And here we are,
approaching $1/GB. Gosh golly.

- Joe

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