Cant wait for them to do that. And Link it up with Flickr.
I’ve been wondering something recently.
Go back to 1994. 1GB drives were huge. Basically the largest available, right?
Fast forward to 2004. 1TB drives had just come out. 1000x larger.
And now in 2014, we have… 4TB. Where are our Petabyte drives? What happened here? I mean, even 10TB seems like a meaningful thought, but nothing. Nada.
So Google being able to offer up this amount of storage seems insane. Think of the sheer number of drives! Think of the amount of physical space required! And I guess they assume the service will be used for at least a year per person, because terabyte drives are still $100.
Because HDD makers aren't marking enough money to sustain the continual R&D. You will be surprise how thin the margin are. Then there is the thailand flood which set back the whole industry for 2 years. So basically they are now miking their products for as long as possible.