1 Terabyte Hard Drive?

By hdmk · 74 replies
May 14, 2002
  1. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512


    That's the first thought that sprang to mind after reading the above post!

    How many decimals are you up to now? It must be an insane amount...
  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

    It's pretty cool to think that the Swedish backbone could copy 1000TB in one day 4hours and 20mins...

    Yes, it is a 10gbps or "OC-192" network... It's between the universities...

    Another quest I give you: what is the "phattest" pipe in the world today currently being used for the "free" internet?

    Edit: it's quite cool that it would take 5000years on my 56k connection also :D
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

  4. muffen

    muffen TS Rookie

    The real reason that

    1024 bytes = 1 Kilobyte.
    1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte.
    1024 Magabytes = 1 Gigabyte.
    1024 Gigabytes = 1 terabyte.
    1024 Terabyes = 1 pecabyte.
    1024 Pecabytes = 1 exabyte.
    1024 Exabytes = 1 zettabyte.
    1024 Zettabyte = 1 yottabyte.

    Is simple 2^x, binary. 2^10 = 1024

    1024 bytes = 1 Kilobyte or 2^10 bytes
    1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte or 2^20 bytes.
    1024 Magabytes = 1 Gigabyte or 2^30 bytes.
    1024 Gigabytes = 1 terabyte or 2^40 bytes.
    1024 Terabyes = 1 pecabyte or 2^50 bytes.
    1024 Pecabytes = 1 exabyte or 2^60 bytes.
    1024 Exabytes = 1 zettabyte or 2^70 bytes.
    1024 Zettabyte = 1 yottabyte or 2^80 bytes.

    That it.
  5. atlasm

    atlasm TS Rookie

  6. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    That isn't a 1 Terabyte drive, but 4 x 250GB drives linked together inside an external case. You can do the same with RAID and the JBOD setting.
  7. bodebliss

    bodebliss TS Rookie

    THis is what I found:

    Factor Name Symbol
    1 deka da
    2 hecto h
    3 kilo k
    6 mega M
    9 giga G
    12 tera T
    15 peta P
    18 exa E
    21 zetta Z
    24 yotta Y
    27 xona X
    30 weka W
    33 vunda V
    36 uda U
    39 treda TD
    42 sorta S
    45 rinta R
    48 quexa Q
    51 pepta PP
    54 ocha O
    57 nena N
    60 minga MI
    63 luma L
    Factor Name Symbol
    10-1 deci d
    10-2 centi c
    10-3 milli m
    10-6 micro µ
    10-9 nano n
    10-12 pico p
    10-15 femto f
    10-18 atto a
    10-21 zepto z
    10-24 yocto y
    10-27 xonto x
    10-30 wekto w
    10-33 vunkto v
    10-36 unto u
    10-39 trekto td
    10-42 sotro s
    10-45 rimto r
    10-48 quekto q
    10-51 pekro pk
    10-54 otro o
    10-57 nekto nk
    10-60 mikto mi
    10-63 lunto l


  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    heh, sortabyte
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    terabytes etc

    Talking of large numbers. The largest number you could possibly have is called a googleplex which is a 1 followed by so many zero`s that if written in standard sized print on a strip of paper it would fill the entire known universe. Regards Howard:grinthumb
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19


    P.S if you or any one else is intrested in a googleplex and it`s definitions just type the word googlplex into your search bar and see what comes up oh wow Regards Howard:grinthumb
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    There is no largest possible number and a googleplex is only 10^[(10)^100]. LOL - I said only :)
  12. bodebliss

    bodebliss TS Rookie

    Well an ExaByte would be enough capacity to hold all words ever spoken by mankind from the beginning till now!

    A petabyte at broadband download rates of a megabyte/second would take 31 years to download.

    An exabyte would take 31,000 years to download.

    I heard they have experimental networks between some supercomputers that are terabyte/second.

    I heard also they will come out w/ 10 petabyte harddrives in 7 years. You can Gooooooooogle this.

    They will probably come out with the 90 ghz processor in the same week.

    I only hope it supports terabytes of mem.
  13. darkened_loki

    darkened_loki TS Rookie

    the term you speak of is 1 yobibyte (YiB) = 2^80 bytes = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 bytes

    so as to these prizes? :haha:
  14. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    1. prizes????? a 3 year old electronic tee shirt, apparently.

    2. ROFLMFAO at this thread.

    3. Let me guess.... Techspot.com forums debuted in Feb. 2002???

    4. wow. someday this thread will be used as an official jokebook when ****bytes are so large and there are sooooo many names that the shortest usable size will be named something like sandiegocaliforniaunitedstatesofamericanorthamericawesternhemispherenorthernhemisphereearthsolarsyatemsunmilkywaygalaxyuniversalstudiosbytes.

    5. perhaps one of you admins should change the name of this thread...its a little

    6. OK last edit, i promise. Congratulations. Techspot.com is one of the 5 websites on the internet containing the word "sortabyte." and the only one in english at that.
  15. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Seinfeld...yada yada yada. :p

    patio :cool:
  16. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    did i miss something???

  17. joshuarowley42

    joshuarowley42 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    or maybe a wafflebite
  18. linuxcorex

    linuxcorex TS Rookie

    They have had TB harddrives for around 20 years now, I wouldnt be surprised if they had a PB harddrive. Consumer TB Harddrives are right around the corner for the market. Although harddrive technology is so old, I wouldnt be surprised in 5-10 years to see something more hard. HD's are reaching their limitations in RPM speed and so forth.
  19. Enigma1988

    Enigma1988 TS Rookie

    Big numbers

    How many Lunto bytes in a Luma byte? :D
  20. Symbios

    Symbios TS Rookie

    Wow, this discussion has gone on for way too long! And I could really go for some waffle bytes right about now.
  21. Kevin16

    Kevin16 TS Rookie Posts: 92

  22. 1985jack000

    1985jack000 TS Rookie

  23. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    love all the names suggested, what is the world come to? it just brings me back to the days when i would make a program and save Data on punch tape and worked a mainframe with 4mb i think! it was mega powerful and fast

    but i reckon the largest storage device ever will hold 1 Imposabyte which is 9.999999x10^9999 yottabytes, and will be owned by the inland revenue for storing details including genetic makeup for tax and credit checking purposes.
  24. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Booster Posts: 128

    hey what about a googlebyte 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 bytes
  25. peony_waters

    peony_waters TS Rookie

    1000 yottabytes= 1 brontobyte
    1000 brontobytes= 1 nisabytes
    or so I've heard
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