How to store a petabyte?

Richard Scott McNew richard.scott.mcnew at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 21:28:56 MST 2007


Dave Smith wrote:
>Failing that, you could also buy 2,000 500GB IDE drives in USB
>enclosures. ;) How many USB drives can you attach to a single system anyway?
>
>Third option: Wait 10 years, and buy a single disk with 1PB. You may
>spend that long getting the system operational anyway. :)
>
>By the way, this guy seems to think it'll happen in 3 years (don't
>believe him):
>   http://www.mercola.com/2003/feb/22/petabyte.htm
>
>Fifth option: Buy this from EMC:
>
>http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/30/emc-rolls-out-4-million-petabyte-array/
>
>Sixth option: Buy this girl's optical media:
>   http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-petabyte.htm

Seventh option: Register for 500,000 Gmail accounts and then write
your own freakishly wild hack of an interface to exploit your
over-the-Internet petabye Gdrive.



More information about the PLUG mailing list