News Seagate's Osprey STL022 HDD Valid: 22TB For The Masses

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In 1999 I bought my first PC, having previously only used work laptops. That PC had a 6.7GB HDD and I wondered how I could ever need more space.

So how long is it going to be, before 22TB seems a bit mean, for a home PC with a few games on it?
 
In 1999 I bought my first PC, having previously only used work laptops. That PC had a 6.7GB HDD and I wondered how I could ever need more space.

So how long is it going to be, before 22TB seems a bit mean, for a home PC with a few games on it?
This is for data archival and for Nas boxes that have many terabytes of movies on them and other media so that you can listen to music and watch movies in your house. Or for backing up many computers on a daily basis
 
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In 1999 I bought my first PC, having previously only used work laptops. That PC had a 6.7GB HDD and I wondered how I could ever need more space.

So how long is it going to be, before 22TB seems a bit mean, for a home PC with a few games on it?
I'm ahead of you by a decade and a half (yes, I'm old!) I bought my first PC sometime in the early 1980s, for a price that would get you a top of the line gaming machine today. It was a hot machine, in that it had dual 5 1/4" floppy drives! Even then I like to tinker inside these machines, so I went out and bought a 20MB (yes, megabyte) hard drive to add to it. PC hard drives were relatively new at the time, so I was an "early adopter" in that sense. I never came close to using all that disk space. Now, of course, I have video files much, much larger than that.

PCs have gotten exponentially faster, with more and better memory, and more and better storage space and options over the years, while still staying more or less at the same price points. Amazing.
 

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