Thursday, August 6, 2009

Storage space comes full circle ... on computers...

In 1994, I bought an Iomega Zip Drive that would hold 150 megs for $150. Which is $1 per megabyte. In 2009, I plan to buy an Iomega External Hard Drive that would hold 1.5 Terabytes megs for $150. Which is $1 per 10 gigabytes or 1 cent per 100 megabytes or 1/100th of a cent per megabyte.

If you follow this formula by 2024 you will have 2.25 exabyte hard drives for $150. Data on Star Trek was built with an ultimate storage capacity of 100 petabytes. One exabyte is 1,000 petabytes. I wonder if that will be "infinite storage"? Talk to you later...