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March 3rd, 2001

10 Terabytes… Soon

10 Terabytes… Soon

You may have heard about this… a company in Europe is claiming that it’s a very real possibility that an extremely large amount of data (11 terabytes) could be stored in a very small area (the size of a credit card) with no moving parts for as little as $50 as soon as next year. Wow.

The implications of this are amazing… consider this: 10 terabytes is equivalent to the printed collection of the Library of Congress. Considering that I’ve been tinkering around with less than 100 megabytes free on my hard drive for the last several years, I think 10 terabytes of storage would be good enough for even me. -ram

Posted in Technology

FROM: Patrick
DATE: Monday March 5, 2001 -- 8:34:30AM

I had a good long post for this but pressed the frickin backspace and IE went back a page and wiped it out. Argh!

I agree the implications are huge. Imagine carrying around a database of all the telephone numbers in the US along with detailed maps. This sort of device would certainly solve the problem of memory for Palms and Pocket PCs. I wonder if MS could write bloatware that would be the killer app for 10TB?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday March 5, 2001 -- 9:11:28AM
"Is that a 10TB database in your pocket or are you happy to see me?"

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