[TUHS] [OT] VAXen, my children, just don't belong some places

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Thu Oct 20 23:42:21 AEST 2016


    > From: Random832

    > Tapes are still bigger than disks, to my understanding.

Makes sense. There's a lot more surface area on a tape than on a disk. Yes,
mechanical considerations mean you can pack the bits on a disk in more
densely, but not enough to offset the much greater surface area.

      Noel



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