October 28th, 2008

Sleepy red

Signs that we're living in the future

I think I'm going to start a new series of posts...
Signs that we're living in the future...

we’ve got something special in the shape of a 1.5TB Seagate that should grab your attention. It's the most capacious member of the Barracuda 7200.11 family, sporting an enormous 1.5TB capacity. That’s 1500 metric gigabytes or, to put it another way, this is a hard drive that is so colossal that you appear to lose more than 100GB when the drive is formatted by Windows. The reported capacity is 1,397GB. -ref

For real world perspective, when you actually write data to the drive the space is so capacious that the OVERHEAD of structuring the filesystem metric-binary conversion factor is equivalent to:
- Two library floors of books on shelves
- Or one library floor of academic journals on shelves.
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