Storing Data For The Next 1000 Years

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Santa Cruz (CA) – Have you ever thought how vulnerable your data may be through the simple fact that you may be storing your entire digital life on a single hard drive? On single drive can hold tens of thousands of pictures, thousands of music files, vid

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"A 10 PB storage system could be built for about $4700"

That is 4.7$ per 1TB disk, without considering ANY redundancy or extra hardware to handle the wear spread...
I wish I knew where to buy such cheap 1TB drives...

Something is wrong with that sum, or the storage size.
 

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And how did they calculate 1400 years? I guess I'm not as imaginative to come up with it. It's about as fast as some old ATA33 drives that need defragging.
It's a good thought, we need some type of longer term storage but maybe they should look to new mediums (crystal, holographic, etc...)
Anything with moving parts will fail!
 
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So in each group of 16 drives 6 of the drives are providing redundant parity stripes? So, for 10 petabytes you'd need 1639 1-Terabyte harddrives, each with their own dedicated ARM 9 proc, ethernet port, and NVRAM. So hardware costs for a single unit:
ARM 9 Board with SATA and Ethernet: $229
1 TB SATA Harddrive: $159
8GB SD Card NVRAM: $30
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$418
To hit 10 PB 1639 units
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$685,102.00 Dollars

You still need to add in network switches, and a chassis for all this, etc.
 
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