Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Oct 2013.
Pledges 20TB drives by 2020.
Back in the day, 20GB would do wonders. I doubt it'll be of much use by 2020 though.
20GB Doesn't even hold a single game, like the TW:R2
Still remember the 130MB HDD I got with the 386DX40 with 4MB RAM, and when mate who bought a "better/triple the price" IBM 386SX33 said to me "40MB HDD and 1MB RAM is enough, no need for more ever"
When will the madness end? How much 4k pornography does one person need?
Loved the opening paragraph "a new generation of spinning-rust hard drives" lol
Also- 'The world is generating an astronomical amount of data annually and that data needs to be stored,' claimed Mark Re. I bet all the NSA staff would all sigh a big amen to that statement
D'you know, I did a search across the body text to see if I'd put GB when I meant TB and came up empty. Didn't think to do it on the image caption. Fixed, ta!
It's a form of 'word-blindness', we all do it - sometimes when you've been working on something for a while, even when proof-reading, you still end up seeing what you meant to write rather than what you actually did. It's why it's (infuriatingly) always easier to spot someone else's mistakes than your own!
Fantastic looking technology by the way, but 2020 still seems an awful long way off. I can see SSD's catching up to (or even surpassing) existing sized large HDD's in the intervening 6+ years...
Given that you can already buy 1TB SSDs (or as good as) in the form of the Samsung 840 Evo for <£500... unless SSDs totally stagnate, they'll probably be pushing something in that region by 2020. They might even be a reasonable price, to boot!
I think by 2020 we could have 20 Terra-byte hard disks and also a cure for the cold.
I can't wait for 2020. Men will walk on Mars and OCZ will leave behind computer tech and start making 3d printed bicycles.
I used to think a 3d printed bike was laughable until yesterday i read about nasa's 3d laser printer that uses titanium, chromium and nickel powders. I so want a 3d metal printer
Pfft to TW:R2, Terraria is 40MB!
You don't need to go to NASA, Direct Metal Laser Sintering printers have been around for a couple of decades. They're not cheap, but they're not space-age supertechnology. Printing custom engine-blocks is not a rare occurrence when prototyping.
Being able to 'download a car' (for example) is not currently limited by technology, but by economic build volume of printers; a cheap printer is a mass produced printer, it's very rare at the moment to need to print objects that large, so printers aren't made that large.
I'm embarrassed for the both of us that you need to ask.
I think i'd prefer a cure for the cold more than the 20TB HDD's lol - If I run out of space I can by another HDD, If I get a cold its torture! Broke my nose years ago and ever since getting a cold is always a painful experience. +1 for cold cure
"20GB"... infamous copy&paste.
Btw, we want BIGGER, RELIABLE and CHEAPER SSDs !
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