Remember in 2004 when you got your 160GB HD for $100?

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Remember in 2004 when you got your 160GB HD for $100?

Post by Calavera » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:09 pm

You thought "Wow 160GB of storage for only $100! Who would have ever thought hard drives would cost less than $1 per gigabyte! 160GB for $100 is only like 60 cents per gigabyte!" Only 10 years before that a 2GB drive was around $1,100 or $550 per gigabyte! In just 10 years the price dropped from $550 to 60 cents.

Now here we are 16 years later in the future of 2020 where an 8TB hard drive can be had for $155. That is about 2 cents per gigabyte! It really is crazy that you can get a brand new 8TB drive for only $150. If you don't mind going refurbished you can go even cheaper! A 4TB drive for only $63! We're talking 1.5 cents per gigabyte! Shenmue II spanning 4 mighty GD-ROMs now only takes up 1/10 of a percent of a $63 hard drive. :oshocked:

So what kind of drives will we have 10 years from now? Right now an 8TB SSD is $1,500. How long until the price drops 90 percent to $150? At a certain point will mechanical HDDs be nonexistent once SSD prices come down to that of a mechanical drive now? Or once we have 8TB SSDs for $150 will we have 100TB HDDs for $100?

I hope you have enjoyed this random rambling about hard drives by The Calacera.
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Re: Remember in 2004 when you got your 160GB HD for $100?

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Re: Remember in 2004 when you got your 160GB HD for $100?

Post by Calavera » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:07 pm

Only 340 million dollars for a terabyte!
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