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Where is the backwards compatibility?

For some odd reason, there seems to be some very odd backwards compatibility in hardware formats. For example 8x 3.5" drives will fit nicely in an 8" disk drive case yet 8 inch floppies were very hard to find by the time the 3.5 inch drives were introduced. Some of the ill fated 2ish and 3 inch drives could fit four in a 5.25 half hight drive bay.

While the Intel ruler format is long, it still is about a connector width shorter than the old 8" drives which happens to be about a nano-light second.

/mines the one with about a million 1 x 2 x 3 mm drive chips lost in the pocket.

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