My Computer Forum Computer Science Forum

Go Back   My Computer Forum > Computer Forum > Computer Storage

Computer Storage Storage - Hard Drives, Solid State Drives, Thunderbolt, USB, CD, DVD, Blue-Ray


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
August 4th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #1
Site Founder
 
julien's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 414
Data storage products today

How do you anticipate the evolution of data storage capacity in the years to come ? Lately it seems like most external hard drives show a storage capacity of around 1Tetrabyte to 2 Tetrabytes, and I find that it's not moving as fast as it used to a few years ago (Moore's Law is flawed ?). Maybe a technological discovery will help speed it up and I truly wonder when we can expect the first 1000Tetrabyte external hard drive (in a pocket format, that is).
julien is offline  
 

My Computer Forum is free to register and we welcome everyone!

August 4th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #2
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 187
Re: Data storage products today

I've read this article, which tells us that they are expected to have exponential growth of technological change during the 21st century (and I will assume we will live long enough to see through majority of 21st century). Therefore, we could expect the evolution of data storage capacity in the years to come, but patience is the key, I suppose.
johnny is offline  
August 11th, 2010, 04:29 AM   #3
Guest
 
Joined:
Posts: n/a
Re: Data storage products today

I have heard that the scientist have developed a chip which has only one atom on. It is being tested yet. It may be available in market till 2012, I think.
 
August 11th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #4
Retired
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 23
Re: Data storage products today

The astounding thing is our ability to fill up whatever space is given to us. 1000terabytes is a lot of data for personal use. Some quick stats about 1000terabytes, aka, 1 petabyte:

Quote:
Originally Posted by From Wikipedia
  1. Computer hardware: Teradata Database 12 has a capacity of 50 petabytes of compressed data.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  2. Internet: Google processes about 24 petabytes of data per day.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  3. Telecoms: AT&T has about 19 petabytes of data transferred through their networks each day.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  4. Physics: The 4 experiments in the Large Hadron Collider will produce about 15 petabytes of data per year, which will be distributed over the LHC Computing Grid.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  5. P2P networks: As of June 2010, Isohunt has about 10.8 petabytes of files contained in torrents indexed globally.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  6. Archives: The Internet Archive contains about 3 petabytes of data, and is growing at the rate of about 100 terabytes per month as of March, 2009.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  7. Games: World of Warcraft utilizes 1.3 petabytes of storage to maintain its game.[9] Valve Steam delivers 20 petabytes of content monthly.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
  8. Film: The 2009 movie Avatar is reported to have taken over 1 petabyte of local storage at Weta Digital for the rendering of the 3D CGI effects.[/*:m:1qoxy959]
But these are companies, big companies, using all that data, the need for that much data for personal use? Unreal, but I know it will happen. I reiterate, we have an ability to fill up any hard drive space given to us, and we will always complain we don't have enough.
shynthriir is offline  
August 12th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #5
Site Founder
 
julien's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 414
Re: Data storage products today

Technology improvement, with the advent of larger data storage solutions, pushes us to extend our needs, i.e. to create needs that we didn't have before. This is due to two factors: the first one is that software / video formats / documents become larger and larger; the second one is rather sad: when you have more data storage capacity, you just want to fill that space (even with useless data), creating informational garbage.
julien is offline  
December 19th, 2011, 05:00 AM   #6
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Re: Data storage products today

I just wanted to ask how secure the online backup providers are. I recently came across mozy and wanted to ask if you can store sensitive data there without any problems. Is there a guarantee that your files are available 24 hours a day? How does the synchronization between smartphones and mozy work?
starmazing is offline  
December 25th, 2011, 02:12 AM   #7
Site Founder
 
julien's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 414
Re: Data storage products today

Well, this is yet another cloud computing backup service ... As proved by Amazon when its cloud computing servers failed a few months ago, this kind of service is not risk-free, both in terms of uptime and security. However it might prove overall less risky than traditional servers (I'm not sure we have enough statistics as of today in order to decide this)
julien is offline  
December 25th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #8
Site Founder
 
julien's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 414
Re: Data storage products today

Oh yeah and another major problem with cloud computing backup services is that if you have huge amounts of data to transfer these solutions are still to slow (they won't allow you to transfer your files with USB 3 speed ...)
julien is offline  
Reply

  My Computer Forum > Computer Forum > Computer Storage

Tags
data, products, storage, today



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storage Question UTyankeefanatic Computer Storage 1 May 17th, 2012 01:10 PM
Evolution of data storage capacity in time julien Computer Storage 5 April 5th, 2011 02:57 AM
Network Attached Storage Management storagedepotuk Networking 0 October 8th, 2010 02:31 AM





Copyright © 2018 My Computer Forum Forum. All rights reserved.