Quote Originally Posted by Terry Kennedy View Post
Yup. 5.25" hard drives were a ways off at that point. You had a choice of minicomputer-type drives (often 19" rackmount types, usually without the rack). The earlier ones were 2315- or 5440-type drives, which had their own oddball interfaces (which often varied depending on who manufactured the drive assembly). Later on you had SMD / ESMD drives - .

We had SMD's and 80MB CMD's at work. The voice coil and head assembly were so large, the floor shook when compiling a program. Still have a couple lying around but its a two person job to move them. The platters make great wall clocks.