Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)
dpi at dustyoldcomputers.com
Fri Dec 5 10:59:59 CST 2014
I have had my PDP-8 (no letter) since around 1985. As part of the deal I
got a little over 200 DECtapes. Most of these are SCOTCH 3M branded in
cardboard boxes and not DEC branded DECtapes in the clear blue plastic
containers. I have been thinking about moving this data to a permanent
storage location so I wondered how much space this would require. Turns
out to be about 57 million bytes and that would be without bothering to do
The trivia question is:
Approximately how many DECtapes will fit on a single one terabyte drive?
As there are several possible answers to this feel free to reply on the
list. I will give my answer in a few days.
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