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  • Published on Dec 7, 2022 veröffentlicht
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  • Gamers Nexus
    Gamers Nexus  4 months ago +154

    Grab a GN Toolkit on the store! We offer a 7-year warranty for our toolkits, and it's retroactive for anyone who's ever bought one! store.gamersnexus.net/products/gamersnexus-tear-down-toolkit
    PC World is back online! They said some back-end stuff is still broken, but they're on the way: clip-share.net/channel/UCDC1Pas1aocEA5HBl7jp0ew

    • Rudiansyah syah
      Rudiansyah syah 3 months ago

      classroom speak basic symbol room speak english commonecation software windos year 2022 / 2023 🏛🌍🌎🌏

    • Furious TV
      Furious TV 3 months ago

      Starforge is a scummy pc pre builder too, the Artesian ex COO is now their CEO even if they might deliver their parts, it's highly overpriced for what they deliver.

    • Craig
      Craig 3 months ago +1

      Huehuehuehue

    • Craig
      Craig 3 months ago +1

      @Denis you bet, Dennis

    • Craig
      Craig 3 months ago +1

      @Denis for real

  • PCWorld
    PCWorld 4 months ago +1713

    A huge thanks to Steve, other Clip-Sharers, and so many people who helped us apply some pressure on Clip-Share. We are very happy that the channel is (mostly) back to the way it was beforehand and looking forward to making more videos. We definitely need to get Steve on The Full Nerd again sometime soon and thank him personally!
    -Adam

    • dos gos
      dos gos 3 months ago +1

      Everyone working at Clip-Share should be keenly aware of PCWorld. Shocking it took so much effort.

    • David Betts
      David Betts 4 months ago +2

      Hopefully you get a ton of new subs from this ordeal.

    • AC3
      AC3 4 months ago

      @PCWorld Maximum PC and various PI books are still being put out. Your best bet might be to put out yearly, bi yearly publications of more timeless articles.
      Things like, 'how to maximize the value of this chipset'.

    • PCWorld
      PCWorld 4 months ago +3

      @AC3 As much as everyone on staff loves the printed medium, PCWorld hasn't printed a physical magazine for many years now. We have the website, the Clip-Share channel, but we also do a digital edition of the magazine. -Adam

    • PCWorld
      PCWorld 4 months ago

      @LV Collier shit....

  • Peter W
    Peter W 4 months ago +105

    AMD: "Steve never sits. Surely if we make a chair, he's not gonna brutally tear it apart in his review like the bike last time..."

    • rings of fire
      rings of fire 3 months ago

      @Bảo Quốc YESSSS! And it's tunable/overclockable.... I'm just grateful they didn't put in RGB LOL

    • rings of fire
      rings of fire 3 months ago

      @Liquidrider I got the white/black/red one and LOVE it! Was amazed with the quality during unboxing, (even included tools) and it murders my last gaming chair that was 3 years old. I would have thought anyone thinking of spending almost 600 bucks on a chair, batshit crazy. Before I sat in it.... feels way nicer than the seats in my infiniti..... sooo. Good callout on the 10 year warranty! I didn't even read up on that,lol. TY Liquidrider!

    • Liquidrider
      Liquidrider 3 months ago +2

      Has a 10 year warranty which is kind of insane. Only other office/gaming chair I saw with a warranty that long is a Hermin Miller. I am sure if Intel did come out with a chair. GamersNexus would pump it.

    • Bảo Quốc
      Bảo Quốc 4 months ago +2

      But is there any "infinity fabric"?

    • Bảo Quốc
      Bảo Quốc 4 months ago +7

      But is there any "infinity fabric"?

  • CharlieOnTheMTA
    CharlieOnTheMTA 4 months ago +47

    HD capacity first used: 5MB. A huge amount of storage that 'we will never outgrow'. As an aside, my data center once boasted a 256GB drive array which was the size of a compact car. I think fondly of it every time I pick up a 256GB thumb drive...

    • SuperCool_Saiyan
      SuperCool_Saiyan 3 months ago

      @Michael1875l ikr its almost incomprehensible to be able to fit that much data on a chip the size of your fingernail

    • Michael1875l
      Michael1875l 3 months ago

      Now you can buy a 1TB Micro-SD card and I'm pretty sure Micron is working on a 1.5TB Micro-SD card.

    • Bedivere
      Bedivere 3 months ago

      I feel old, and yet my first system was as a kid on Windows 98 in roughly 2003, with 20GB of storage, and I remember at the time thinking that was enormous, and completely unusable.
      If I had to use a 32GB Flash drive today for most of my work purposes, I'd cringe. That's so weird.

    • SuperCool_Saiyan
      SuperCool_Saiyan 3 months ago +2

      data has gotten incomprehensibly dense

    • Roland K
      Roland K 4 months ago +3

      You got me beat. My first HDD was 10MB on an Amiga2000. It took up a full size 5.25 slot in the case.

  • ShadowAngel
    ShadowAngel 4 months ago +22

    My "first" HDD was 2 mb. It was so cool not needing to insert floppy disc for dos to load, especially to have setup preloaded emm386 without changing to next floppy disc.

    • f45tT4g
      f45tT4g 3 months ago +1

      We had an Amiga 500 with an incredible 20mb hard drive which was external as the thing didn't come with a hard drive built in. Only floppy discs. We got it after the frustration of installing games. Having been pirated versions of the games, they didn't always install correctly so installing one game meant many attempts at using 6 - 10 floppy discs depending on the size of the game.

  • Indigo Bodolf
    Indigo Bodolf 3 months ago +3

    The first hard drive I had, that I actually remember the capacity of was around 100MB, which is crazy to think about decades later.

  • Justb_
    Justb_ 4 months ago +22

    I almost bought into hype of gaming chairs, then found a great ergonomic chair from staples and man it has saved my back and easily best chair I ever owned. Thanks to people like Gamers nexus for informing the public!

    • WTF Is This
      WTF Is This 3 months ago

      Gaming chairs even look garbage.
      I bought this one few months ago >> clip-share.net/video/Vb9FCUoqEg8/video.html cause it actually looked comfy, and it is (no this isn't an AD, chair isn't even available outside India probably). Only complaint is the pointless leg rest, never used it, is flimsy and it's easier to get an actual leg rest (or use something comfy).

  • bmgjet
    bmgjet 3 months ago +6

    First one I personally bought.
    1.2GB Quantum Bigfoot HDD. That was to upgrade the 32mb HDD the computer had in it.
    Cost $400 and I was making $6 a hour at work.

    • apc
      apc 24 days ago

      I 'member those bigfoots. thin but 5.25"

  • evmadic
    evmadic 3 months ago +2

    128MB HDD on a 486 PC, at the time my dad bought it, he thought "i'll never use even half that much."
    Then X-wing ended up consuming a good chunk of that with it's 5-6 floppy disk installation

  • Joseph Ho
    Joseph Ho 4 months ago +12

    Even if they know they will have to do layoffs later, hiring up to meet demand in a boom is still often a good move. It gets people in to capture the opportunity and later there is bigger selection to pick from so they can keep the good ones and shed the drag when it's time to cut back.

    • Phil Ken Sebben
      Phil Ken Sebben 3 months ago

      The big concern should be what the definition of what "good" is, according to the company. Is "good" defined by actual ability and skill application, or how good your ass-kissing skills are?

  • Marco Canepa
    Marco Canepa 4 months ago +174

    My first HDD was 52 Mb. I recall my father saying "We'll NEVER be able to fill THIS one up!". Aaaaah... how adorable.
    For context, it was paired with a 80386 chip, whopping 2 Mb of RAM, a Sound Blaster 8 audio card, and a superVGA CRT monitor. State of the art technology at the time.

    • Doug Stevens
      Doug Stevens 4 months ago

      We wore an onion on our belts, as it was the style of the time. ~Abraham Simpson. :D

    • The Tee
      The Tee 4 months ago

      First HDD was in a 386 DX-40 with 4MB RAM at 100MB. But I remember we had DoubleSpace, increasing HDD to I think 200MB - young me naively thought this was an awesome trick that a simple command could create more diskspace. Yeah.. well, as I soon found out several games didn't work well with DBLSPACE so I needed to revert back to 100MB.

    • Joao Goncalves
      Joao Goncalves 4 months ago

      My first one was a 120Mb that I manage to adapt to an Commodore Amiga 1200... good times ^^

    • Nicholas Kreuzer
      Nicholas Kreuzer 4 months ago

      i always wanted a soundblaster, i'm sure it would've made Jazz Jackrabbit sound alot better

    • coth
      coth 4 months ago +1

      850 MB back in 1995 with Pentium 5 90 MHz and 8 MB RAM. Now they keep increasing price with every new disk, so nothing changes on low end.

  • ShneekeyTheLost
    ShneekeyTheLost 4 months ago +3

    The first hard drive I had was for my old Macintosh 512K(e). It plugged into the SCSI drive and had a whole whopping FORTY MEGS of disk space! It was big enough that the computer sat on the hard drive. Given that 3/4" floppies had 800k (when double-sided) that comes out to a stunning FIFTY disks worth of storage! We were absolutely convinced that this was massively excessive and no one outside of NASA or some government agency would ever be able to use that much storage.
    And for those kids wondering, yes the 512K(e) was the 'enhanced' version of the Macintosh, and yes that was its RAM. An entire half of a megabyte of RAM. This was that grey block of plastic with a monitor and an internal 3/4" floppy drive. We also had an external disk drive so we could use one for our system disk and the other for whatever we wanted to do with the computer.

  • Crucible Custom Flooring

    I really love this channel and it's down to earth perspectives on the industry. You guys have saved me thousands of dollars spent on tech I'll actually use and helped me not make countless stupid purchases. Thank you.

  • Baris
    Baris 3 months ago +1

    Imagine a 2D chair :D Basically a chair shaped mouse pad :D

  • ydoucare55
    ydoucare55 4 months ago +13

    It's crazy how a company like Google can get away with having practically no customer support or way to contact them directly, even when you're a contributor making them money with your content!

    • Steve B
      Steve B 3 months ago

      Channels aren't customers, that's the reason

    • William Dorsey
      William Dorsey 3 months ago +2

      @TerribleAtGames - ripped off left and right lol were it that simple...

    • DarkLinkAD
      DarkLinkAD 3 months ago

      Capitalism would have given you the chance to compete, Socialism is reserved to one standard.
      So this is akin to socialism.
      Now that we picked sides, like full blown hard Rs. Its the same governing body, with the same rich guys keeping each other afloat. Youll never rid of the crony crooked lobbying..
      Google is why Opera (the real opera) doesnt exist and flash for that matter.
      Google lobbied that Opera was holding back tech innovation, stunting the masses. All because they didnt jump on the bandwagon on full support of Google encoders, backround spyware etc.
      Thank google and your crooked government.
      BTW the internet before the backround tracker nonsense, was like 10x more efficient from a processing standard.
      I had to retire computers after Opera was shutdown.

    • TerribleAtGames - ripped off left and right
      TerribleAtGames - ripped off left and right 3 months ago +2

      It is called Capitalism...

  • ItsJustKon
    ItsJustKon 4 months ago +250

    EVGA: " we cant afford to pay employees, sorry guys we have to fire you..."
    Also EVGA: "Would you like to buy a $1600 case??"

    • Chris Rogers
      Chris Rogers 4 months ago

      At least EVGA has a decent warranty. When my 1080 Strix had memory problems, they sent me a used card in exchange that was also flaky. I’ll never buy another asus.

    • Liviu Ganea
      Liviu Ganea 4 months ago

      @RuVik MSI Suprim X and EVGA 3080 Ti FTW3 are pretty much on equal footing. The only variant that's better is the Strix. Which is at least 100$ more expensive.

    • Per Westermark
      Per Westermark 4 months ago +1

      @John Smith Overpriced is always relative - something that needs to be decided by each and every potential customer.
      And it's quite obvious (since they even said each system is hand-made to order) that the intended customer isn't a 15yo that wants it for his gaming rig.
      Have you ever looked at typical costs for equipment companies buy to use when they are going to set up a booth at some exhibition? Is it worth it? That would depend on if the things they buy tricks visitors to stop and look - because that's the requirement to allow the staff there to be able to start a conversation with the visitors. And that's a very critical step. The total cost to be an exhibitor might be $50k to $1M in which case a spending of $1600 for this CPU case becomes quite irrelevant.

    • Thermal Ions
      Thermal Ions 4 months ago +3

      At least they weren't buying cards from said employees and then reversing the payment.

    • Gunni1972
      Gunni1972 4 months ago

      @Apollo1321 Tin left? Didn't know that. Kingpin and him seemed like a married couple, last time i saw them together.

  • Ivo
    Ivo 4 months ago +1

    17:39 - With a $1600 dish rack I can kinda see how EVGA might be laying off workers.

  • Tael
    Tael 3 months ago +2

    First "hard drive" I ever had for a PC was a 10mb harddrive in an old IBM PC circa the mid 80s.

  • Zeus
    Zeus 3 months ago +1

    The first HDD I ever used was 10GB. I thought I would NEVER need that much.

  • tyson505
    tyson505 3 months ago +1

    can't wait to see an in-depth review of the AMD gaming chair

  • HMan
    HMan 4 months ago +332

    My first hard drive was a 20MB (yes, MEGA bytes) MFM drive, sounded like a small airplane, fitted a double height 5.25" slot in a 286 (8MHz chip overclocked to 16MHz!). It also had a 2MB XMS memory ISA board the entire length of the case in it. It was a real gamer's machine! lol (no kidding, this was a > 3K$ system at the time, including a green monochrome CRT screen)

    • Skias Abhorsen
      Skias Abhorsen 3 months ago

      @AC273 yes win 95 and big news in television news all over the world. Not shure if this days we see enething so big like wen win 95 came out 🤔 youtube streamers don't cout xD

    • AC273
      AC273 3 months ago

      @Skias Abhorsen that was my first chip too. Windows 95, what a marvel.

    • Fabio Till
      Fabio Till 4 months ago +1

      Even now, over $3K is insanely high but with inflation that becomes ~$8K, which is crazy but was completely normal for a PC in the 1980s.

    • theprofessorfeather
      theprofessorfeather 4 months ago +1

      I had a box of MFM hard drives as a kid I used as a door stop lol. Always thought it was crazy that they had bad sectors marked on the label from QC at the factory. Lowest end computer I ever really used (not counting atari 8 bit PC for games) was a 286 Hitachi laptop with a 10mb hard drive. First real computer was a 386sx with 5mb of ram and 40mb hard drive.
      Man things have come a long way.

    • Jack Linde
      Jack Linde 4 months ago +1

      @ret prof Yeah, I don't remember any games that ran too fast on turbo. But I do remember games that were tied to clock speed, where anything running better than the old 80386 chips was unplayable: X-COM UFO Defense. (By then, A LOT of those old DOS games were unplayable.)

  • MrWalter
    MrWalter 4 months ago

    The first HDD I bought was probably a 500GB one. The one in my first computer was, IIRC, in the couple dozen GB range.

  • Ted Phillips
    Ted Phillips 4 months ago +1

    40MB sounds about right for the first hdd, but first computers were hdd-less, so 0MB maybe also an option.

  • C Stout
    C Stout 3 months ago +1

    The first computer that I remember using was Win95, so probably like a 7GB drive. The oldest drive I've ever held was a 40MB drive from an early-90s HP laptop.

  • Kevin hamlett
    Kevin hamlett 3 months ago +1

    I remember having 1mb GPU years ago someone at the computer parts store said you will never need more than 1 megabyte memory on GPU. LOL Look now.

  • Ian Rolfe
    Ian Rolfe 4 months ago +135

    My first hard drive was a 20Mb Seagate ST-225 in my 12MHz 286 PC clone, back I think in 1986. This was upgraded a few years later to a whopping 170Mb Western Digital Caviar (?) drive that seemed at the time like more storage than I would need for the rest of my life.....

    • IIMANIXII
      IIMANIXII 3 months ago

      🫡salutes thee old guard🫡

    • Nice Lake
      Nice Lake 3 months ago

      I know I'm going to be called pedantic, but there's something deeply upsetting about capitalising M but not b in 20Mb...

    • Cyro-Nydd
      Cyro-Nydd 4 months ago +1

      Oh man that takes me back. My first self-build was a 286 with an Evergreen chip. I don't even remember my RAM or storage, but know it's laughable by today's standards. I still love putting together my own machines, though now it's more challenging builds, and I can make my own brackets and couplers through 3d printing.

    • Mark Hesse
      Mark Hesse 4 months ago +2

      My very first hard drive was a 15 MB IDE HDD which died after only one year because of dust. Then I upgraded to a 75 MB hard disk, also IDE and considered getting one Iomega Zip drive to replace one of my two floppy drives. I actually never got a Zip drive since I upgraded the HDD from 75 to 750 MB only seven years later. By the way, I somehow managed to keep the 750 MB hard drive all the way until Threadripper.

    • Robbie Cornock
      Robbie Cornock 4 months ago +1

      Mine *is* a 1TB hard drive (I built my PC a few years ago with only an SSD).

  • Cobinja
    Cobinja 4 months ago +1

    The first HDD I used was not my own, but in a work PC my dad had from the university he worked at. It's capacity was 30 MB, the partition I was allowed to use was slightly bigger than 9 MB.

  • matthias urankar
    matthias urankar 3 months ago +1

    Wish I could support you all for the hard work. I just ordered a gamers mat, hope it helps you all to keep going. sorry its not
    the big 1 million dollar order but hey struggle-in in these times. keep up the solid work love the technical jargon.

  • Marian S
    Marian S 4 months ago +1

    The first HDD I personally bought was a 80GB Hitachi that is still working fine as of today. The first I got gifted was 500mb, a hand-me-down handed down at least 5 times before I got my hands on it.

  • sultanofsick
    sultanofsick 3 months ago +1

    The first hard drive I used that I knew the size of was 18 GB. Family had computers before that with smaller drives, maybe even sub-1GB, but I was too young to know.
    First computer I ever built, which was through a program at my high school, had a 40 GB drive. Later added a 300 GB drive and that was the first "I'll NEVER need more space than this" moment I had.

  • Sandmansa
    Sandmansa 4 months ago +129

    My "first" HDD was a whopping 10 Mb and it would fit in a 5 1/4-inch drive bay. I don't exactly remember what it cost back then. But it was an insane amount of money for the time.

    • J D
      J D 4 months ago

      @Whitepaw Rolls Nice. 7.2 sounds about right. Ours had a menu/launcher application I found you could customize. Mild entertainment.
      We bought the computer from a friend of my mom's. Previously ee had an automatic typewriter/word processor I used for school papers. It had a 1 line, 10 digit display. It could store a few dozen documents that you could retrieve and "print". Priniting was the machine typing automatically. It was a sight.
      Looking back we spent too much for too little on the computer. Months later I saw a computer for the same amount running Doom. I wanted it so badly.

    • Whitepaw Rolls
      Whitepaw Rolls 4 months ago +1

      @J D had DR-DOS 7.2 (I think) myself :)

    • Peter Henry
      Peter Henry 4 months ago +1

      My first was a 20gb 3.5 hdd in the 90s. Upgraded to what seemed like an insanely big 40gb hdd a few yrs later, Lol.

    • Mykl Langridge
      Mykl Langridge 4 months ago

      @Allison Pell I had a 10MB IBM hardcard on the ISA bus with an 8086 XT bridgeboard in my Amiga 2000.

    • J D
      J D 4 months ago

      Mine must have been 8 or 10mb and it ran DR-DOS. Who needs MS? Pshhh

  • BiG BeAR
    BiG BeAR 4 months ago

    The first hard drive that I vividly remember really well was a 512 Mb unit. There might have been one before it that was like 800 Kb, I don't remember it well enough, as wasn't old enough to care about the specs yet. I do remember the first PC having the large format 5.25" floppy drive, then we moved to the standard 3.5" floppy's. I remember the big deal that was the first release of Windows 98, which was a huge change from Windows 95. Don't remember exactly, but it took like 8 floppy's (3.5")to install.
    I also remember looking through the PC Shopper catalog/magazine, and being wowed by 8 Mb of RAM...and 2 Mb video cards.

  • Luke Bentley
    Luke Bentley 4 months ago +1

    Technically speaking my first hard drive was a 20MB hard drive in my parents' IBM PS/2 they used to have. Granted it was a decade old by the time I remember actually using it, but it was still the only computer in the house up until about 2000 when we got a Compaq of some sort.

  • J M
    J M 4 months ago +1

    My first hard drive had a capacity of 23 MB. I bought it used and it had lots of bad sectors. I remember that it made loud annoying sounds everytime it found a bad sector while formatting it for the first time. Those were the days...

  • elfboy
    elfboy 3 months ago

    I don't know the capacity of the first HDD I ever used, but I remember my dad coming home from work one day with a 40GB Maxtor drive and it was super impressive for the time.

  • AegisHyperon
    AegisHyperon 3 months ago +3

    PCWorld converted their personal google account into a managed one, personally after doing it we lost access to the Android TV dev site and our account rep was clueless to set us back up afterwards.

  • CB Demented
    CB Demented 3 months ago

    Re 1st HD: I guess it depends on how you look at it. The 1st HDs I ever used were both 5MB. The first ever was an IBM RAMAC with a 350 storage unit at Cal State Northridge. The first I ever used in a computer was a ST506 Shugarth 5 1/4" 5MB drive connected to an IBM PC/XT.

  • Milo Hajek
    Milo Hajek 3 months ago +2

    Gordon is an awesome person and i have known him for the better part of 22 years, wishing him luck. (The company is "Foundry, formerly I.D.G.)

  • fluffy91
    fluffy91 4 months ago

    From a physics perspective the X dimensions in chair settings are considered degrees of freedom and therefore, it's fine to have more than 3.

  • The_Ahab
    The_Ahab 4 months ago +248

    Just seeing the thumb I can hear Steve’s voice saying “AMD makes….. chairs…”

    • Lawrence Osborne Jr
      Lawrence Osborne Jr 4 months ago

      You're paying for them to Stamp their logo. You should only buy this if you're a fan boy or you really like the colorway, but beyond that that is ridiculous

    • Farhan
      Farhan 4 months ago +1

      @Flapdrol AMD second attempt on Steve

    • The_Ahab
      The_Ahab 4 months ago +1

      @Colin Newman right, it’s just branded merch. Still wouldn’t spend 500 on that chair though.

    • Colin Newman
      Colin Newman 4 months ago +3

      The hnically they dont 'make' chairs. Just like GN dont make mod mats etc.

    • The_Ahab
      The_Ahab 4 months ago +1

      @Infernal Daedra I agree! Just not on a $500+ dollar chair

  • Content Nation
    Content Nation 4 months ago

    My third computer was the one with a HDD. The first one had a 5 1/4 floppy, the second used a mini cassette drive, no floppy. The third one was an Amiga 500 with dual 3 1/2 floppy plus a "huge" 10MB HDD with extra controller, did cost a fortune, but was worth it.

  • gramathy
    gramathy 3 months ago +1

    had a Mac SE (so the first Mac with an actual internal hard drive), can't remember if it was a 20MB or 40MB model as I was around 4 at the time we bought it, but I remember booting off the floppy drive for games for performance reasons.
    the first one I owned, I can't remember, it was a hand me down linux machine in middle school running a command line that I used Lynx, a command line AIM client, and the CD drive to screw around online in the comfort of my own room.

  • Paul Le Mars
    Paul Le Mars 4 months ago +1

    Ok, I'm old. 67 years old. The first HDU I got my hands on was a 5mb Corvus drive using an original IBM Winchester hard drive that sounded like Concord taking off. It was connected to an Apple II Euro. I used it for a batch tracking stock control system I wrote in UCSD Pascal for an immunological testing company in the UK. Fun fact, because of the extreme limitations of the Apple II 'OS' at the time the 5MB drive had to be partitioned into 128mb volumes because the Apple II had no concept of a volume bigger than a floppy. Eventually Corvus created a multiplexor that allowed eight Apple II machines to access the same drive. No handshaking or lockouts I had to write old school token passing routines to allow multi user access to the database. Eventually Corvus came out with a 10mb machine (woohoo) but the multiplexor never improved. It used 64 line ribbon cable to connect everything together. Ahh, Halcyon days.
    Quick note, Apple II computers were so expensive in the UK at the time they were only used for business machines. My main bread and butter business was selling Apple IIs, Visicalc and an Epson dot matrix printer into corporate departments who were fed up with their in-house IT department continually ignoring their analytics requests.

  • Patrick Hui
    Patrick Hui 4 months ago

    I bet some high level management at AMD got money for the gaming chair deal.

  • CesarinPillin Gaming
    CesarinPillin Gaming 4 months ago +55

    I laughed so hard at EVGA and others slashing huge $$ to their prices too.

    • CesarinPillin Gaming
      CesarinPillin Gaming 4 months ago

      @Gunni1972 Yes, they deserve what they get. But at the same time .. the employees do not deserve this BS caused by management and top leadership.

    • Gunni1972
      Gunni1972 4 months ago +11

      Yeah, now, AFTER they made bank with hugely overpriced GPU's, the first thing they slash are their employees. Seriously, they barely met demand within the last 6 months or so.

  • CrossGraves
    CrossGraves 3 months ago

    The first harddrive I recall having any real technical info about in my long IT journey was a very old seagate 64mb 3500 rpm drive

  • Ryan Mattison
    Ryan Mattison 4 months ago

    I don't remember my first hard drives capacity exactly, I was young, but it was in a 386 dos machine with both 5" amd 3 1/4 floppy drives, so definitely in the lower megabyte range

  • Jeremy Tully
    Jeremy Tully 2 months ago +1

    20MB External hard drive for an "Atari 1040 ST", the thing was a 'monstrous amount of space' for the time.

  • Goblin Hero
    Goblin Hero 4 months ago

    I keep checking back hoping to see something about AMD and a driver update that significantly increased performance of their gpus but I've seen no one making new benchmarks

  • Brian G!
    Brian G! 4 months ago +25

    14:52 "Billions of dollars of inventory just sitting, waiting to be sold"
    I hope those are GPUs. I'm still waiting for their massive price cut like what they did on the RTX 2000 series back in 2020.
    Still 140% MSRP here in the Philippines.

    • Runco990
      Runco990 4 months ago

      @michael lehner I am thinking of going to AMD, yes. I have stuck to Nvidia because the drivers just always work.

    • michael lehner
      michael lehner 4 months ago

      @Runco990 I have seen plenty of 6900xt well below MSRP. Some are even close to the 6800xt MSRP. I still wont buy it but if the prices drop more ill give it some thought.

    • deepspacecow2
      deepspacecow2 4 months ago

      @Runco990 buy a 6600 then

    • Tim
      Tim 4 months ago +1

      Thank you for saying Philippines rather than saying In My CoUnTrY.

    • Runco990
      Runco990 4 months ago +2

      I think they got so drunk on the record profits they made in the last 2 years they just cannot fathom bringing prices back to normal. Easier to lay off waste... I mean EMPLOYEES. Sorry.. Personally I will NOT buy a GPU unless it hits ACTUAL launch MSRP or lower. Let them sweat!

  • Kunal Vaidya
    Kunal Vaidya 3 months ago +1

    I had purchased a massive 10GB drive for my first computer , seller had to make a separate order to Seagate distributor for getting it for us as the drives in regular stocks were smaller ones

  • Justin Mathews
    Justin Mathews 3 months ago +1

    Wow I haven't heard maximum PC in a hot minute. I was at my parent's house and saw an issue from like 2010 they had sitting on a shelf. Loved that stuff back in the day. Really good material, hit me right in the nostalgia.

  • Philippe Joly
    Philippe Joly 4 months ago +1

    Well this will certainly make me sound old but my first HDD was 20 MB.
    My second drive was 40 MB and shortly afterwards, I noticed the HDD controller card had connectors for 2 drives and so I started tinkering with PC hardware and got myself nearly 60 megabytes of total storage across two drives. And while that doesn't sound impressive today, back then it would have taken months of shuffling 360 kB double-density floppy disks around to even try to fill all that empty space.

  • EER0000
    EER0000 4 months ago

    My first harddrive was a 10MB drive for the Amiga 2000, it was crazy to see that much free space at the time

  • mojo uk
    mojo uk 4 months ago

    WD Raptor was my first so called gaming HDD, I'm sure you have had your hands on one of these, 10,000 rpm ticking weirdness thing.

  • Reksrat
    Reksrat 4 months ago

    I think the first HDD I bought was like 8gb for my first laptop. Got it as scrap from my middle school's computer room and managed to get it working with some help from my teacher.

  • A Layman's Insight
    A Layman's Insight 4 months ago

    First HDD that I used was maxtor 7040A with a 40mb capacity in 1992. I was 6 years old and it was a hand-me-down from my dad.
    Still have it. It has a special space on a shelf in my mancave.

  • Austin J. Price
    Austin J. Price 4 months ago

    My first real HDD was 1TB and my second was a used 750GB HDD that has over 50,000 running hours over 13 years of operation. Im surprised it still works.

  • FU BAR
    FU BAR 4 months ago +90

    My first "real" HDD was a whopping 20MB if you go by actually having a drive for storage and not using 5¼ or 3½ floppy storage. Man how time flies

    • Howard Abrams
      Howard Abrams 4 months ago

      I used a Kaypro with two floppy drives for a couple of years, moving to pc clones when they included 20MB hard drives (or “fixed disks” as IBM called them). I bought my first half-height floppy from Michael Dell out of his dorm room.
      I loved my Kaypro. It changed my life. Everything since has been incremental.

    • haloShAdOwSnIpE
      haloShAdOwSnIpE 4 months ago +1

      U won the engagement chalenge, here is your internet cancer emoji as a reeeward: 😂
      Enjoy

    • Steve Horne
      Steve Horne 4 months ago

      Same - 20MB. It was 1988, I was on work placement from a college course, and I had to set up a Unisys PC - it wasn't long after Burroughs and Sperry merged IIRC. Brand new PC, had to low-level format it before formatting it, then had to install DOS 3.2. The same place had some Apricot PCs that were DOS 2, with 10MB hard drives accessed as drive A: rather than C: for some confusing reason. The largest hard drives they had there (in a PC, at least) were 32MB - I think that's the size they used for the main office server. They had a Burroughs A-series mainframe, I have no idea what storage it had, but I do remember changing the tape reals for daily backups, and I think I remember someone saying they'd added an incredibly expensive 1GB solid state RAM-drive at one point. The first hard drive I owned was in a 100MHz 80486 PC running DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 - hard disk capacity was just over 300MB I think, maybe 320MB.

    • António Antunes
      António Antunes 4 months ago

      Same here, back in 1989.

    • U.R. Kidding
      U.R. Kidding 4 months ago

      @NeoAcheron With the occasional "BOING" sound? V20 XT clone, ST-225 in an external "can" attached to internal controller card. :)

  • PRODVDi
    PRODVDi 4 months ago

    I'm guessing the first HDD I used was 340MB, but I was just 5 at the time so I didn't exactly pay attention to the specs. But I did find an IBM 340MB HDD in our stockpile.
    The first one that I was made aware of the HDD capacity was 40GB.

  • MagnetToe
    MagnetToe 3 months ago

    All I remember is that the first "computer" I had, included a single floppy disk drive, no hard drive, and it could not store the entire running application in memory. This meant there was no way to save anything, because we couldn't even remove the current floppy disk to save on another one. Hard drive shmard drive.

  • Limit
    Limit 4 months ago

    My first ever HDD capacity for PCs I built was a 960gb I think, or was it 480 🤔

  • Doc Ferringer
    Doc Ferringer 4 months ago +7

    Re: Layoffs - I cannot fault these companies for scaling up as much as they did. The home PC market was exploding. There were no graphics cards and no chips to make them. No chips for computers, cars, you name it. But that was NOT from manufacturers getting greedy and buying all the fab time to get their products out the door before their competitors--those fab slots were filled long before the shortages started. That meant all of those companies ordering fab space during that madness had to guess where the market demand was going to be when their SECOND run of chips were ready. That's a lot of metaphorical balls in the air to keep track of, and they had JUST seen what ordering less fab time would mean. Mind you, the fab companies had seen the same thing.
    That's why dozens of fabs are opening in the U.S. alone. Everybody wants their own fab and they are probably all planning to sell their own idle fab space to other companies...we have been down this road before. All of those fabs are going to be consolidated until they are at a production capacity that is higher than when the pandemic hit, but at a maintainable level. Maybe this time will be different. Maybe 3rd world countries start running small batches of chips for startups, sort of like China does? Let's see where this ride takes us.

    • Siana Gearz
      Siana Gearz 4 months ago

      Yeah you can't predict the future. And if the future demands even more work and stuff being done, you want to be prepared, it's kind of difficult and inefficient to get new staff in under pressure, so hiring during growth or success isn't anyhow malicious or incompetent.

  • Torgonius
    Torgonius 4 months ago +29

    My first HD experience. Back in the summer of 1985, I was 16 and working for my uncle in the data center he was building for his employer. They were in the process of consolidating from 4 buildings into 1 larger building. I had already spend a couple months installing cable to the offices. Move in was on September 1.
    We'd just finished installing the raised floor and did the halon test (and put all the tiles back!). He rolls in this thing the size of a 55 gallon drum, and tells me that it's a 20 MB hard drive, and it's going to be replacing 6 of the tape machines they had. They had 19 more HDs waiting to roll in.
    Those were the days.

    • Michael Brown
      Michael Brown 4 months ago +1

      Yep, I used those washing-machine HDDs back at my first job at Harris Computers. Had to swap the 20-30MB disk packs all the time!

    • Fabi Voltair
      Fabi Voltair 4 months ago

      lovely story

  • Le-Johnny
    Le-Johnny 3 months ago

    Chair prices is one of the reasons I'm still using my old ripped up chair lmao

  • Matthew DiFrancesco
    Matthew DiFrancesco 4 months ago

    My first HDD was 80GB I believe, and I thought it was a monster

  • Angular Momentum
    Angular Momentum 4 months ago

    I don't remember the Mac 2gs even having a HDD, but according to the specs it had 20 MB of storage. I built my first computer with a couple hundred megs, which seemed like a lot of storage.

  • M Naz
    M Naz 4 months ago

    Huh. The capacity of my first HDD? Tough question, my first PC was an old Pentium PC prebuilt from Packard Bell running Windows 3.11 and comes with a Windows 95 upgrade option. I honestly don't remember how much storage it had, but I remember having to replace the IDE HDD within to a 4GB model from Seagate because it died. That drive was actually reliable enough to survive being transplanted to another setup with a Cyrix M2 where my family realised how tiny 4GB is when we tried to install Baldur's Gate, a 4 CD game and the option to run everything from HDD pretty much took every bit of capacity the poor thing had.
    Right now, my current PC has 2x NVME drives at 256GB and 2TB, and another SATA HDD at 10TB, replacing a 2TB drive that died at about the 10 year mark. Quite shocking how long the old WD Green 2TB survived. Sucks that it didn't give any warning before total failure, though.
    With cloud storage nowadays, I don't really see the need for consumer drives to go too high with capacity, though. My 10TB drive is not even a consumer drive. And to be frank, I don't really need that much capacity. It's about 20% capacity now after years of archiving. :/

  • Johnny Doe
    Johnny Doe 4 months ago +5

    My very first HDD was a 10 megabyte that I bought used for my Amiga 500 back in 1991. It was just the coolest thing to be able to image all of my floppies on the drive and the load speeds were just too awesome!

  • Ian C
    Ian C 4 months ago

    The first HDD I got my hands on was an Amiga SCSI drive - A590 @ 20MB. My first 'corporate' hard disk I experienced was a 67MB multi-disk platter setup as part of a Datapoint 5500. A very 'crash-prone' unit & likely where the term 'head crash' originated. The heads would 'bounce' between the lower/upper platters & gouge out a nice little track in each.

  • randy
    randy 4 months ago

    The smallest hard drive I have ever used was a 20mb hard drive in a 286. The first hard drive I ever used was a 540mb drive in a Packard bell 486 with a 66mhz dx2, a 2x cd rom drive, and 8mb of ram.

  • KaziQ
    KaziQ 4 months ago

    I believe it was a 200 MB HDD in an Intel powered 386 computer. I remember buying my first HDD that was a 15GB Seagate Quantum Fireball. My young mind was blown. I had a Pentium 133 MMX. Later I went with AMD K7 A slot 800 MHz I was rocking like a rock star 😀. I don’t remember the timings and details much but but buying magazines and looking at what’s on the market and the prices was a very nice thing to do. Also the ads had not so interesting computer builds for sale and I’d always think that most things were wrong on those. That was also a thing.
    As a side note, you know how women buy fashion magazines to look at the ads magazines get paid to put on. That tactic also applied to us geeks I suppose. Ads were also content to me is what I’m trying to say.

  • Gersberms
    Gersberms 4 months ago

    Alright, I'll go. It was a 40 MB Seagate I believe. From the time when you still had to enter the number of heads you had into the BIOS. The first drive I bought was a Seagate 1 GB drive that had a jumper for splitting it into 2 x 512 MB drives for BIOS compatibility.

  • RedBeardedRabbit
    RedBeardedRabbit 4 months ago +37

    I'm so disappointed that AMD is getting into the absolute SCAM that is gaming chairs. These companies know exactly what they're doing in milking wide profit margins on trash-tier products (I realize AMD is doing it for the marketing side of it). AMD and those companies should be shamed much more, especially since like you said, proper used ergonomic chairs can be found for similar or sometimes lower prices!

    • King Arthur
      King Arthur 4 months ago +2

      They will sell like one in uk and that will be to.one of our rich politicians...for rest of us....as we pay as much now on elec and gas as we do rent and mortgages...tech spending...luxury items like overpriced chairs...wont be selling here much. The world needs to come down way harder on russia for causing this crisis..

    • Daily Corvid
      Daily Corvid 4 months ago

      *"I would love a room full of £500 AMD chairs, it would go just right with the fabric on the walls in my cell."*
      Then all my imaginary friends could have their own seats 🤣
      AMD should sponsor mental health, as I think you would require a frontal lobotomy in order to think these chairs are worth buying.

    • Finraziel
      Finraziel 4 months ago +1

      I don't know about Vertagear, but Maxnomic and Secret Lab are pretty good and very solid chairs (I have one of both). The Maxnomic one I have is 6 years old, saw heavy use, and although the PU leather is coming apart structurally it's still as new and I'm still sitting on it very comfortably.
      There are very bad gaming chairs, yes, but testing a few and then pronouncing the entire class of product to be terrible just seems like it's being shitty solely because it does well in views, and I'm stil disappointed that GN would stoop to that. I'm pretty sure Steve is smart enough to realise this (just like he's smart enough to know what 3D and 4D mean and he's just mocking it to try to be funny) so it must be on purpose.

    • Daily Corvid
      Daily Corvid 4 months ago +2

      If I work for AMD I will say that anybody who actually owns one of these abominations should be the shamed ones. Way to go creating demand for more awful overpriced junk. I would love to see a picture of a landfil FULL of gaming chairs, that's literally the only real use they should ever see. As props in a disaster artwork scene :D

  • twocows360
    twocows360 4 months ago

    First capacity drive I ever used was probably under 10 MB on my dad's old IBM PS/2.
    First hard drive that I've ever had fail on me was Seagate! So was the second. And currently the third is showing up yellow in CrystalDiskInfo! None of my WD or Samsung or Hitachi or OCZ drives have failed or even reported issues. I don't buy Seagate anymore, haha.

  • amindamok
    amindamok 3 months ago +1

    First hard storage for me was a 640k EEPROM soldered to the board of my 286. But that probably doesnt count. The first actual spinning plater hard drive was 120MB. It was stupidly large looking back on it now.

  • Chris R
    Chris R 4 months ago

    My first pc, the "kids pc" was an old ibm ps/2 i don't remember the hdd capacity. It had a color monitor and a 24 mhz clock. My dad's computer was a 33hz machine with 8mb of ram. We beta tested windows 95 with it. Microsoft sent stacks and stacks of 1.4 Mb discs to our house every month

  • Gary Cameron
    Gary Cameron 3 months ago

    First hard drive was 40MB with a Mac 2ci. Started out with only 1 MB of RAM, eventually upgraded to a whopping 5 MB.

  • Jaike
    Jaike 4 months ago +121

    I'm very excited about the possible return of HEDT. It's always been an overkill market for most, but it's just so damn cool. I am curious to see, however, just how ridiculous the power draw on those chips will be verses the consumer stuff we have now.

    • someonesomewhere
      someonesomewhere 4 months ago +1

      @Drunk Husband If you need more Lanes, more Cores, more Ram.

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 4 months ago

      @HotelSoap Except it's all irrelevant since Intel has contracts with all the big companies giving them massive discounts to go with them. There is just no way for AMD to compete with Intels worldwide spread.

    • Drunk Husband
      Drunk Husband 4 months ago

      @someonesomewhere Exactly, but is there a point of a professional platform when 16 core mainstream cpus exist?

    • Ewan Marshall
      Ewan Marshall 4 months ago

      @heickel ramadhan Okay, let me spell it out for you, Cascade Lake-X has higher base clocks and boost clocks, it has different cache amounts and have 4 more PCI-e lanes and support twice the memory and the controller supports a higher overall memory bandwidth over skylake-x they are different processor skus, are they a major generation leap, I never claimed they were. But there are objectively more changes than you are suggesting.
      And the next person to argue with me, better go and read the data sheets first.

    • heickel ramadhan
      heickel ramadhan 4 months ago

      @Ewan Marshall they’re the same, the clock adjustment are just due to the hardware fix

  • Patrick
    Patrick 4 months ago

    My first hard drive was 10MB which came with the computer--first one I bought as an upgrade was 105MB, yes one of the Quantum ones famous for stiction issues

  • Thomas Brown
    Thomas Brown 4 months ago

    10 MB is the smallest I have ever used - I thing it was a ST 412, if was MFM and ran off of a WD controller ... I switched to a RLL controller and got 20 MB because of the track spacing if I recall. That said ... my first HD was a 100 MB Seagate IDE in a Packard Bell system that was actually not enough storage. That is why I added the 20 MB of ST 412 using the upgraded RLL controller.

  • SkechinBalls
    SkechinBalls 2 months ago

    honestly i'd buy the amd chair if it came with a code to somehow make your cpu faster.

  • Raymond Honderdors
    Raymond Honderdors 4 months ago

    My first computer had a 10 MB hdd, this was an expansion to the base model. the base only had 5.25' floppy disk drive and 320kb mem

  • dare2dan
    dare2dan 4 months ago +18

    Gordon is amazing. I always loved reading Maximum PC, and hearing his "Rant of the Week" on the Maximum PC podcasts. Good work GN trying to help him with the PC World Clip-Share issues.

  • Hairyfeet
    Hairyfeet 4 months ago

    My first HDD was a 20mb (yes megabyte) Quantum Bigfoot and I remember thinking I'd never fill up that much space 👴

  • DCG909
    DCG909 4 months ago

    15GB on my first "own" pc.
    But my dad still has his 20MB unit for the server he used back then 20.000 "gulden" back in the day.
    Don't know his first hdd though, would imagine it being the first to succeed a floppy or tape.

  • Indpendent
    Indpendent 3 months ago

    11:22 hmmm i want to say my first HDD size I ever used was 10 or 20MB - MS-DOS, IBM-XT case, CGA video, 8088 without coprocessor and either 640KB ram or expanded to 1-2MB. It was my brother's computer and I helped him organize the computer by moving all the EXE, SYS, BAT, INI, and COM files into their own respective folders 😊😇😎 I then learned how to reinstall the operating system and the rest is history! 😀

  • EXoGesiss
    EXoGesiss 4 months ago

    IIRC, the HDD capacity was between 30-40 MB. The first machine I ever used was an IBM PS/1. Bonus fact 512 Kb of RAM... the absolute power of that machine!

  • EvilGav
    EvilGav 4 months ago +13

    My first machine with an HDD was an IBM 5170 with it's completely unimpressive 20MB and footprint for the machine that was basically the entire desk it sat on.

  • paranoidrodent
    paranoidrodent 4 months ago

    My first hard drive was 20MB. It was on my 4th computer... a 286 with a 3.5" HD and 5.25" HD floppy drive. My first three computers were Commodores (a VIC-20, a C-16 and a C-64... audio tape storage on the first two and a 5.25" floppy on the C-64).

  • Lyks Zyxer
    Lyks Zyxer 4 months ago

    My first HDD had like 100MB. That said I would definitely like owning a 30TB drive nowadays

  • VdevoV
    VdevoV 4 months ago

    I thought my first system had a 5Meg hard drive, but it had two 5 1/4” floppy drives, which reading up on it, it seems one of those slots is where the hard drive would have gone. It was a Compaq Portable (it never left the desk). I know all programs ran in RAM? It’s clearly been… a long time…

  • Rushifell2
    Rushifell2 4 months ago

    My experience with Vertagear wasn't great. I had a PL6000 which came with a broken arm, they sent me a replacement no hassle but the cushion wore out and piston crapped out in about a year and that chair is advertised for larger users. I wasn't really able to get great support after that.

  • LS
    LS 4 months ago +22

    First hard drive was 40 megabytes. The PC had TWO of these drives. A whopping 80 megabytes total. They were 5.25" wide, full height, ran burning hot and sounded like a lawnmower. The most recent drive I bought, 2022, was ONE MILLION times larger. Thanks, Moore's law. Great to see GN and Gordon Mah Ung are friends. MaximumPC was a huge part of my early computing life and was the best computer mag ever published, along with the MaxPC podcast featuring Gordon. They were the best. And now GN has picked up where MaxPC left off and taken it to a whole new level. It seems right in the universe that the best of the best are friends.

  • AimeR
    AimeR 3 months ago

    My first HDD was 20mb. It took a full 5.25" on a 286 system.

  • horse1066
    horse1066 4 months ago

    I had a 10Mb, we had to hand type in some machine code routine to low level format it, although I’ve not heard of anyone else mentioning such a process? Then a 20Mb MFM, then a 30 Mb RLL. might have been SCSI after that. I’m now up to around 6 x 4Tb

  • awdrifter3
    awdrifter3 3 months ago

    7:00 Wait until Nvidia gets into this. Nvidia ChairWorks, the way it's meant to be sat.

  • Joseph Zimmerman
    Joseph Zimmerman 3 months ago

    2.1GB was the smallest drive I used where I was aware of the size

  • nightbirdds
    nightbirdds 4 months ago +46

    First HDD capacity I used was 20MB, on a pretty terrible 386SX.

    • Sean D
      Sean D 4 months ago

      @Larry Hill damn, 386SX? You were a baller. LOL a few years prior, we were still using 286's and struggling to get Leisure Suit Larry to run properly.

    • Larry Hill
      Larry Hill 4 months ago

      Sounds like my first PC. Mine was a 386SX 16Mhz, and I did add the 387SX math coprocessor. The mobo and drive I got from an employee auction at work and the rest came from the ACP swap meet in Santa Ana CA.

    • Sean D
      Sean D 4 months ago +3

      @Cold Runner our first 286 XT and AT clones did not have a sound card, my dad later got his hands on a sound card (SB 16 I believe) and trident ISA video card.

    • Sean D
      Sean D 4 months ago +1

      Yeah, our first IBM XT and AT clones had dual floppies and no HDD. Our first 286 HDD was a 10MB unit I believe.

    • Cold Runner
      Cold Runner 4 months ago +1

      I was looking to see if I had the lowest at 40MB on a 386DX. Did you also have to buy a soundcard after you got it home?

  • waffle911
    waffle911 4 months ago

    My parents had a Compaq 486 based desktop when I was little in the early 90's. I have no idea how many megabytes of storage it had. The only one I know was our second Packard Bell with a Pentium MMX and Windows 98, with an 8GB hard drive.