Pay attention class, there will be an exam at the end of the lesson. Presently the portable hard drives top out at 120GB and grow 40% larger every year. This means that the mighty Seagate 750GB drives of today will fit in your pocket in just under 6 years, and the TB barrier will be broken wide open in 7. That is, if the math holds. With flash solid-state drives being the hip new thing, the 1.8" mechanical drives may or may not be so fashionable by then.
Ok so it seems kind of silly to put 1TB in your pocket, but does anyone remember those first 1GB drives? How many people laughed and said that they'd never fill that thing up? How many of those people complain about their MP3 player(s) not having enough storage?
Extra credit: Use the same formula (40% capacity increase/year) and figure out when we'll be installing our first multi-PB drives in our high-end rigs.
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