Almost all of us, several times in our cyber lives, have felt the shortage of memory in our hard disk. If we have 500 GB hard disk then we think that 1 TB memory will be better. However, when you purchase 1 TB memory, still after sometime you feel that you need more space. The hunger for memory never ends.

Petabyte in 1980

Petabyte in 1980

Petabyte in 2009

Petabyte in 2009

Petabyte Time Line

Petabyte Time Line

But no, this time this hunger is going to end. We are about to enter into the Petabyte generation of hard disks. Petabyte is whole lot of space and is more-more-more than enough for a very active computer user.

Michael Thomas is the owner of Colossal Storage. He proudly claims to be the first one to solve non-contact optical spintronics, which according to him will result in small-in-size but big-in-memory hard disks. It is being expected to create 3.5 inch hard disk with whooping 1.2 Petabyte capacity. Such a hard disk will be available within 5 years and with an expected price of USD $750.


But what is a Petabyte? Let’s find out. Read below :

The Petabyte Generation

The Petabyte Generation

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