Computer Facilities Advert - November 1983
From Practical Computing
Mass Data Storage from less than £1000
Keeping up with a tradition almost as old as advertising itself, the price shown isn't quite the price you pay, but it's still interesting that the magic number of £1,000 was a significant barrier to cross and worth shouting about.
So for £3,440 in 2022 money, you could buy a 5MB hard disk. At £690 a megabyte (in 2021 terms), a 2TB drive would cost an implausible £1.4 billion if cost per megabyte hadn't fallen somewhat in the intervening three decades.
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