48 Hrs Only: $79.99 Microsoft Windows 10; Only $6.99 ADATA 32GB Flash Drive, & More. If you have been playing around with computers as long as I have, you have to be struck by the advances in data storage and cost. I was struck this morning by an ad for a 32 GB USB stick that is on sale for $6.95. I have nightmares about the Eighties, when I was storing 360 KB of data on a 5 1/4 inch floppy diskette. Those became 3 1/2 inch disks encased in hard plastic, and so on. A single floppy cost around $5.00 in the Eighties, and if you do the math, it becomes apparent that data is getting cheaper every day. It would take around 10,000 floppies to equal the storage capacity of one 32 GB USB stick. Do the math. You would have to spend around $50,000 in current dollars to equal the storage capacity of one USB stick that can be purchased for under $10. Brave new world.