Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Interesting article about data storage

I found this interesting: A Quarter-Century of Losing Stuff.

It starts:

A new study from Kroll Ontrack about data recovery services points to the ways data--and our tendency to lose it--has transformed our lives.

Kroll Ontrack crunched the numbers on the data recovery services it had performed over the years (it’s been in the business for a quarter-century). The most startling statistic? Today, Kroll Ontrack recovers 35 million GB of data a year (35 PB)--a suitably huge number. But in 1987, Kroll Ontrack only recovered a measly 1.2 GB of data, total--the merest fraction of what your laptop’s hard drive is capable of holding.

Hat tip: Instapundit

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