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May 21, 2022

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More failed technology. Who would have wanted to carry around a big box for 20 meg anyway?

The cost? I haven't been able to find one on the Web, but a standard HDD at the time would have run $500 to $600. So, this little toy probably would have been closer to $1000. Today, you can get a 2 TB thumb drive for less than $30. You probably use Dropbox -- or something like it -- for portability in any event.

This ad appeared in the 6/25/85 issue of PC Magazine.

The publication Info World published a story on 5/12/86 on the Maynard Transport Hard drive. A few details Weight 6.5 pounds---Measured 14.375" X 5.875" X 3.375"---Cost $1,325 with one controller card with additional cards at $355---came with a 3' cable for connection.

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