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Did a 15 megabyte hard drive really cost $3,000?

I recently stumbled upon this old advert for a 15-Megabyte Hard Disk Drive.

The thing that stood out the most was the sheer cost:

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The drive plus installation kit would have set you back nearly $3,000, a cost of around $200 dollars per megabyte!

A modern 1 Terabyte drive (which is 1,000,000 megabytes) now works out at less than $0.07 per megabyte…