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Data Storage

+ - Orders of magnitude change in storage 3 3

dborod writes: About how many times larger capacity is the last hard drive you bought compared to the first hard drive you bought?

1 (I just bought my first hard drive)
10
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1,000
10,000
100,000
1,000,000
Cowboy Neal has infinite storage density
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Orders of magnitude change in storage

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  • First was a 500 MB WD. Last was 500GB WD.

    Three orders of magnitude larger. 1000x the size.

    • by tepples (727027)
      I've also done three orders of magnitude: 40 MB hard drive in a Mac Classic, then 130 MB hard drive in an IBM PS/ValuePoint with an i486SX/25, then 1 GB hard drive in a Mac Performa 6230CD, then 6 GB hard drive in an Acer TravelMate 721TX, then 40 GB hard drive in a Dell Dimension 4100 made in the fourth quarter of 2000 (which I'm still using as my main box, after a RAM upgrade and replacing Windows Me with XP, because I'm a tightwad). We can ignore the 4 GB SSD in my ASUS Eee PC for now; the question seems

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