Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The History of Computer and Cloud Storage [Infographic]

The huge improvements in hard drive cost efficiencies have helped the tech world grow exponentially. A movie like Avatar, that contained a petabyte of data, would have been impossible to complete in the recent past. Steam, Netflix, and Google are just a few examples of the services that would not be possible without the explosion in cheap storage. We can’t wait to see what other amazing services pop up as storage capabilities continue to grow!

Let’s imagine for a second that each MB of data storage is represented by one foot in height. The first hard drives would only measure a few hair-widths tall, compared to the storage of today that literally would expand into outer space! Check out the infographic below as we show just how explosive the growth in storage sizes have been:

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Via: stackify

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