You are so correct; It's been a while since I even held one in my hand... let alone cut the slot out on the other side to get double sided storage. I was out of my office until this morning.... and wanted to include some extra fun.
The standard is "pics or it did not happen... so". I included a marker in the shots to give some scale.
8", 5 1/4" and a 3.5" Floppy
6150 Cassette Tape
Bernoulli Cartridge - VERY 80's tech. This was cutting edge at the time. "Infinite Storage"
Mainframe B&T Terminator
Standard Reel-Reel tape
After reels, the 3490E was the standard
This little bad-boy is an 3850 Mass Storage cartridge. Stored in a hard plastic shell, it sits in a honeycomb of cells. Once the robot gets the request, the cell is addressed, the shell is removed and the robot mounts the tape. Early 90's but still fun.
Boring DLT Tape
This is my favorite. Definitely 90's tech, but it needs to go in the mix.
This is a 7GB optical platter. That huge floppy disk design has real glass inside. We burned these onsite for long term storage. I pulled it open so you can see the platter.... it's just like a huge floppy. Heavy too.
Getting the S1 Drive out is a PITA.. but you can see it on the bottom of my media collection