Terabyte Storage Will Soon be Ordinary

Posted on June 14, 2005

The BBC has an interesting article about the future of personal consumer storage which is getting closer to being measured in terabytes. The article talks about Seagate Technology's release of new hard drives including a 2.5-inch 160GB hard drive. Rob Pait, Seagate's director of consumer electronics marketing, told the BBC that this is just the beginning of how much storage people will be using in the near future.
Mr Pait thinks that although many people are already living an accumulative terabyte lifestyle, in about five years PCs will have five terabytes of storage on board.

One terabyte is the equivalent of 1,024GB, enough to hold more than 240,000 songs at the standard encoding rate for digital music files.

This will only be possible because of perpendicular recording methods, which Seagate, Hitachi, and others, have to exploit.