1GB then and now..

September 26th, 2007

I ’stumbled’ across this little tid-bit - this photograph shows ‘cutting edge’ storage for 1GB from 1988 (on the left) and 1GB storage from 2005 (on the right).. :-)

My how things do change - I noticed just the other day that USB keys now come in a 16GB flavour - that’s right.. those little floppy disks I used to take to school to trade ‘high tech’ games like tetris with my mates about 15 years ago were 1.44MB in size - I can now hold the equivalent of ~11,400 of them in a little card on my keyring - that’s incredible.

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  • 1. Fun Science - How many me&hellip  |  September 27th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    […] on from my post about the incredible progress of computer storage density over the last twenty years, I remembered hearing a ‘popular science’ broadcaster here […]

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