I still remember hooking up a tape drive that ran off of cassette tapes.
I remember the tape drive on the Atari also. What a clunker. I wrote some stupid little program in Basic on that machine and had to record it on the cassette drive.
My first real programming job was in the early 80's using Macro11 Assembler language on Digital PDP 11/34 and 44's. They had these big disk drives attached to them which looked like top-loader washing machines. The disks themselves were about the size of a hub-cap and had to be uncorked from their housing and latched down into the top of those giant drives which then vacuum sealed them into the chamber. I don't remember what the size of those disks were, but it was probably around 20Meg or something.
I loved writing in Assembler language and still have some of my original program printouts, but I can't read the language any more. Luckily I commented the hell out of them, so I can still tell what they did.