haha always handy incase alien attack us! or what not...gwailo247 said:
Someone wanted to have the entire internet available in offline mode.
OK professor, anywhich way you do the math, its still a bucket load, plus "the system should not lose any data for a million years" now thats impressive. I'd be interested see how they came up with that figureaspleme said:
Close... 1024*1024*120 = 125,829,120 Gigabytes... although I would be curious to find out if that is before or after formatting... or if their storage space considers the fact that drives tend to be sold reporting size based on 1000 bytes to a kilobyte, etc, not the 1024 actually measured, thus selling a drive with a higher number of gigabytes than it actually has.
If the drive sizes are actually based on 1024 for each step, we have
if we say 120 petabytes on the 1000 base for each step.
On this scale, that is
15,107,988,821,114,880 bytes missing from the reported size.
or about 13.42 petabytes... missing.
Why would it last a million years, when I'm almost certain that in no more than a 100 years, someone will invent a new drive that stores more data, faster, in a safer way, an so on...aj_the_kidd said:
plus "the system should not lose any data for a million years" now thats impressive.