Disk drives hit 1000GB

Who would have ever though we would see terabyte drives arrive so quickly. The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 not only gets 1000GB into a single 3.5 inch drive but Hitachi can somehow manage to retail it for $400. It’s fast too. Now one terabyte, folks, is one thousand thousand megabytes. By comparison, my first PC hard drive was 10 megabytes. People talk about Moore’s Law and how quickly computer processing power has gone up, but the increase in disk capacity is proportionally thousands of times greater and shows no sign of stopping. When will we have terabyte USB flash drives? My guess: within five years.

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