Remember when 1 or 2 MB pen drives were cool – now they come in GB sizes.
A couple of weeks ago, I bought some disk drives and had them delivered to my house. On my dining room table we had 2.5 terabytes of disk. Small enough that the table could hold it all, light enough that anyone could carry them into the house. Delivered straight from amazon.com by UPS. Power consumption – nominal. Price – well under $1 per GB. Things have changed.
I saw this the other day. A 3.5 inch 100TB drive in the works. It’ll be a while, but just think about what could be done with that.
I still find that no matter how big the storage feels when you first get it, I’ve no problems filling it up with stuff. That first 32MB drive seemed infinitely large – but it got full. My 300GB drives at home are getting filled with stuff. I travel with 140GB of storage and had to erase two database instances to make room for something else at UKOUG last week (getting tight on space). 100TB though, that might last a while – at least a week or two.
Anyway, just landed at Heathrow from Dublin on my way home. It took one hour to get from the plane at terminal one to my gate in terminal three. Originally, they had me scheduled for a one hour twenty minute layover – based on my past experience – I knew that was quite possibly too short – so I opted for a three hour layover. I’d rather be relaxed than rushed.
Besides the Red Carpet clubs have wireless T-Mobile hot spots, it’s just like being at work (but the coffee is better).
Looking forward to getting home, Ireland was fun – got to see some old friends – but it’ll be nice not to sleep in a hotel for a couple of nights.