128GB USB3 Flash drive for NZ$30....

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Location: New Zealand
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Posted: 04:07am 16 Oct 2021      

Those old 20MB era HDD's used to spin-up and spin-down like a jet engine!
I still remember that it was CRITICAL that you issued the PARK command before shutting down any PC of that era.  Powering off with the heads not parked was usually fatal, as the heads would hit the disk as it spun-down.

MS-DOS days there - not even Windoze 3.11 back then

I remember the machine I used to have as a toy - I think it was an XT - it was huge, heavy, MS-DOS and green-screen only(nothing fancy like colour!), and had a huge red toggle-switch that made you feel like you were launching a missile or something when you switched it on or off!