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Old 256MB memory

Post by Grandad » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:14 pm

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I mentioned that yesterday I sorted, or rather didn't sort, a bag of old leads and bits and pieces. I came across this that I think is quite interesting.
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It is a 256MB USB drive. It could be 20 years ago that I bought it. I had learned of a small store in Dubai that was right up to date with digital components and as we were about to go to Dubai I took a taxi to this store. At about that time memory storage was limited to 64MB floppy discs if memory serves me right.
I paid about £40 for it and portable memory of 256MB was a big step forward. This is not a flash drive and from what I can see through the plastic case, it is a micro hard drive.
How things have moved on.


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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Horus » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:24 pm

So they have Grandad, it does not seem so many years ago when my mate bought a 'single' speed CD player (not DVD) for his PC, it was over £500 and he had to travel from here to Luton to buy it. :o
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Ruby Slippers » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:09 pm

We've just found two boxed brand new 256 memory boards! :o

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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Horus » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:31 pm

Bin em :lol: :lol:
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by bigken » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:59 am

Yet just the other week I bought a 400gb micro sd card to put in Microsoft surface :)

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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Horus » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:05 am

As time passes memory gets bigger and cheaper :up
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:24 am

In every way, Horus. In every way. :lol:

My children got so tired of hearing about how prices had risen when they were kids that my daughter said "I know you used to be able to feed a family of four on tuppence halfpenny a week, but that was then. Now you can't. Get used to it!" :lol: :D
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Horus » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:54 pm

I used to wind my own kids up by saying "When your mum and I were courting we could catch a bus to the cinema, buy two bags of sweets, some popcorn, salted peanuts and have an ice cream each in the interval. Then afterwards we would go and have a chinese meal in a restaurant with a couple of drinks then catch the bus back home again ....... and still have change out of a farthing" :lol: :lol:
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:58 pm

:lol: :D :lol:
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Horus » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:27 pm

The thing is MD I used to add on more and more with each re-telling :lol: :lol: their faces were a picture :D
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:42 am

I love it now that my external Hard drive thing I save everything onto is 1 TERRA or TERA Bite. HUGE and I'm sure will get bigger and bigger and bigger over time.

Old 256mb make good key chain decorations ;)

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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Ruby Slippers » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:44 am

Now there's an idea, LLL! :up

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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Ruby Slippers » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:18 pm

Whoops! Who made a mistake then? They are actually two 256 SD RAM components! :oops:

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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Horus » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Still only good for the bin :lol:
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Re: Old 256MB memory

Post by Ruby Slippers » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:09 pm

I agree with you, Horus, but try telling DH that! :(

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