Thread: How Much Is A Petabyte?
01-05-2010, 05:24 PM #1
How Much Is A Petabyte?
Do you really wanna know?
Forget about terabytes, we're talking a MILLION GIGABYTES.
I bought my first 1 GB hard drive back in 1994 for about $600.
One company predicts they will soon offer a Petabyte hard drive
for about $750.
Click here, scroll down and read this fascinating information....
01-05-2010, 05:42 PM #2
I was just reading someplace that there is a 256GB Flash drive available. I think the brand is Kingston and retails for like $200. Who the heck needs 256GB flash drive.
01-05-2010, 07:34 PM #3
01-05-2010, 07:52 PM #4
01-05-2010, 08:34 PM #5
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- Lake Havasu
It makes no sense to keep stacking mechanical disks atop one another, and increasing the density of the data. It's mechanical, it can, and will fail, at some point. So, it's way to risky to have that much valuable data on one drive.
Much smarter to have several 500gb drives chained together in a RAID5 array. SSD has no moving parts, and will be the future.
I have a 1Tb drive that I used for back-up only. RAID is much more robust, and safer, in the event that one drive in the chain fails.
01-05-2010, 08:39 PM #6
its amazing how far technology has come along....speed, volume & size
01-06-2010, 03:31 AM #7
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- Odessa, TX
Damn my first computer had a 120mb hard drive
Rumor is that it will take 3.5 Petabytes of hard drive space to install Windows 8
01-06-2010, 09:12 AM #8
01-06-2010, 06:49 PM #9
My Pops bought this computer for my sister in '85 when she went to college. It was the original mac. I remember her having to use something like ten discs to write and save a freshman paper.
I got it when she upgraded the next year to the newest and greatest mac.
01-06-2010, 08:35 PM #10
When I was in high school my parents got our first fast system...the IBM PS2 Model 50. It was actually the first microchannel system & had 1MB of RAM, a 20MB hard drive & a smokin fast 10Mhz Intel CPU.
This was my first computer back in the 80's:
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