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Old 04-02-2019, 11:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'm just surprised it's still cheaper to build precision mechanical devices that spin at 10,000 RPM to store data than to just print 'em on silicon. I wonder when there will be price parity?

I saw a 8 TB drive for $130 the other day. The cheapest SSD I can find is 1 TB for $94, so still 5x more expensive. My programming teacher in high school said the largest database in the world was owned by Walmart, and it was something like a terabyte in size. He said one day we would have 1 TB drives in our computers. At the time he said this, top of the line computers had 1 GB drives and 100 MHz CPUs.
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