Now That's A Large USB Drive

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Large in physical size, not in storage capacity. Computer enthusiast Christopher Parish modified a vintage “DEC RL02” drive—as big as a decent PC case—from the 70s so it can connect to modern PCs via USB. Technically this might be the largest and the heaviest USB storage device in the world.


That removable platter in the top pic that looks like a washing machine can only hold around 10 MB of data, so you might need around 6,650 of these for GTA V.

Here’s Christopher Parish in Hackaday’s video showing how his fun USB project works:


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Jonathon Hero

It makes me happy that I never have to hear anyone opine about “the good old days” in regards to computers and data storage.