Saturday January 30, 2016

Have We Exceeded Our Computer Storage Needs?

I have two 5TB drives on backorder, so I’m going to have to go with no. What is the biggest amount of storage you have ever had in a single system?

There was a time when computer users were concerned about not having enough hard disk space on their computers. Moore’s Law says the semiconductor chip density will double every 18 months yet computer storage capacity growth has outpaced even that rate. Recently I have witnessed that many people do not use anywhere near their computer’s hard disk storage. Computer manufacturers now offer storage capacity of 500GB, 1TB and beyond. It is beginning to feel like we don’t need quite that much.

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