Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Fri Dec 5 16:44:38 CST 2014

On 12/5/2014 3:37 PM, ben wrote:
> On 12/5/2014 9:59 AM, Doug Ingraham wrote:
>> 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
>> any compression.
>> 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.
> *ONE*, placed nicely over the top of the HD.
>> Doug Ingraham
> Ben.
No wait.  *NONE* if that is a empty reel. :)

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