So consider for a moment just how big a petabyte is.
- Just 1 petabyte equals 20 million 4-drawer filling cabinets filled with text.
- 1 petabyte equals 13.3 years of HD video.
- 20 petabytes was the total hard drive space manufactured in 1995
- 50 petabytes is the equivalent of the entire written works of mankind, from the beginning of recorded history, in all languages.
Having trouble wrapping your head around that number? Maybe the following infographic will help.
Obviously technology has moved into the realm of super-storage, and what once seemed quite large is now small. Welcome to the world we now live in.
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