Extra terabytes

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 02:58PM

By Eric Richardson

Terabyte Hard Drive
Eric Richardson

Six years ago I had just over 1.2 terabytes of hard drive space in my apartment. I have 3.75 terabytes hooked up to my laptop right now.

Six years ago today I added up all the hard drives in my apartment and got ~1,210 gigabytes. The largest single drive was 250 gigabytes.

Today I have a two terabyte drive that I use for backups, and 750 gigabytes inside my laptop. Another terabyte drive (the one pictured) is sitting on the desk, but not being used for anything in particular.

I still marvel at how cheap storage has gotten, and how quick it has gotten there.