It's funny how easily attainable storage is exactly enough for typical human computational endeavors. Eventually some major breakthrough will happen and we'll have storage devices the size of a microsd card that hold more data than the entirety of human civilization could possibly fill.
>>52659888 What I think, is that our computers keep upgrading and upgrading, is that we will be around Terabyte for an extremely long time. I think data storage and compression technology will increase.
Let's assume for a moment that the average rate of growth of SPINNAN METUL PLATURS based storage solutions will be the same for the next 50 years, as for the last 50 years. This is EXTREMELY optimistic, all the low-hanging fruit when it comes to increasing hard-drive density has already been picked, we're getting closer and closer to the limits of SPINNAN DISKU technology.
The first hard drive in the world came out about 50 years ago. It was the IBM 250 Disk Storage Unit for the IBM 305 RAMAC. The dimensions were 152cm * 172cm * 740cm, which comes out to 1934656000 mm^3 for 5MB of storage. This comes out to just barely over 370 mm^3 per byte, assuming a KB is 1024 bytes and not 1000.
Now, on to modern drives.
A decently high end 2TB 2.5in drive measures (give or take a mm for different manufacturers) 15mm * 70mm * 100mm, which comes out to around 49*(10^-6) mm^3 per byte.
An 8TB archival 3.5in drive from Seagate is 26mm * 101mm * 147mm, which comes out to a slightly better 44*(10^-6) mm^3 per byte.
In those fifty years, the ratio between storage amount and volume occupied went up very close to 8.4*(10^6) times.
Since a yottabite is 10^15 TB, and making the very optimistic assumption that you're a healthy human being (on /g/, kek) person in his early 20s that will live to an average life of early 70s... no. You're not even remotely close, you're off by roughly 8 and a half orders of magnitude. No yottabyte drives for you, at least not based on magnetic spinning disks.
>>52659888 The storage capacity of Hard Drives has been increased over the years by shrinking the distance between the head and the platter, allowing the sectors in the disk to be smaller. The height of the head above the platter is maintained by the head "floating" on a cushion of air dragged along by the spinning platter. Hard Drives cannot function in a vacuum.
Modern Hard Drives have a separation of as little as 3 nm between the head and the platter. A nitrogen molecule (main component of air) is on the order of 0.3 nm in diameter. Hard drives as we know them will not be able to sustain increases in storage capacity much longer, because any more significant decreases in the separation will mean air molecules can no longer fit under the head.
Fun watch for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiy_eHdj8kg
>>52661614 >>52661565 The picture in the OP seems to be specifying HDDs, which have very real limits on how much further they can be improved.
>>52661565 SSDs CANNOT theoretically contain an infinite amount of info in a finite volume, nor a finite amount of info in an infinitely small volume. The maximum possible info that can be known about a finite volume of space is the position and velocity of every atom in that volume.
>>52661614 I don't think you know what a nanometre is.
>>52661789 >SSDs CANNOT theoretically contain an infinite amount of info in a finite volume, nor a finite amount of info in an infinitely small volume. The maximum possible info that can be known about a finite volume of space is the position and velocity of every atom in that volume.
You realize that atoms aren't the only way of storing data, right?
>...entropy measures the number of bits needed to describe the chip’s microstate. Some of those bits go towards describing the parts of the chip designed to store information. More storage capacity requires more entropy. And since the entropy is limited (in terms of the chip’s mass and size) by the expression above, so is its storage capacity. To increase the amount of information a device can carry beyond any bound, we would have to increase its size and/or mass beyond any bound too.
A finite storage device can only hold a finite amount of data, because there is a finite amount of information needed to describe the state of that storage device (including the non-storage parts of it) in perfect complete detail.
>>52663785 I once read a statistic that said I could probably fit a pineapple in my arsehole so statistics confirmed for always true and reliable regardless of how mangled their representation and interpretation I guess
Well if you lived to be 100, slept a third of your life away (8hours=33 years), and since most people don't really remember life before the age of 4 (maybe age 3 at the most). That would put you at 62 years or 543120 hours of awake living. If to record an hour cost 8 GB, then that would result in 4,344,960 GB or 4.344 PB of storage.
My reasoning for this is that learning and knowledge can only be assimilated when the person is awake. You cannot learn new things while asleep. Also you cannot know something if you never experienced it during the few hundred thousand hours you were awake (know something that you never knew).
Also very likely the true number is far less than this and is very closely related to brain size, age, and chemical potential of neurons within your brain.
HDDs are very quickly reaching the useful limit of their storage space, because they're just too damn slow. If read/write speeds actually scaled with data size, it wouldn't be a problem, but a current 8TB drive is only marginally faster than a 2TB one. At some point, it will take so long to backup data that the drive would fail before it actually finished backing up.
SSDs are already hitting 8TB storage capacity today, so there is no technical limitation, we just have to wait for the price to drop per GB. Unlike HDDs, the durability of an SSD actually scales with volume, and with speeds of over 2GB per second, backing up that much data is also more practical.
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