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SomeThingCreepy
05-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Imagine having computer memory so dense that a cubic centimeter contains 12.8 million gigabytes (GB) of information.

Imagine an iPod playing music for 100 millennia without repeating a single song or a USB thumb-drive with room for 32.6 million full-length DVD movies.

Now imagine if this could be achieved by combining a computing principle that was popular in the 1960s, a glass of water and wire three-billionths of a meter wide. Science fiction? Not exactly.

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This sounds awesome!!!!

Such a big leap in storage devices would mean that no software can use the available memory for many years. Virtually infinite room for data and programms.

madmav
05-11-2006, 06:16 PM
doubt there that many songs in the world :)

Majiny
05-11-2006, 06:26 PM
TB would have been easier.,

146484.37TB

xlink
05-11-2006, 06:28 PM
yeh... I knwo what yuou mean.. I mean a 10000mb hd was infinite really hard to fill, when we get 1 or even 2GB HDDs we'll never run out of space...


FYI programming gets less efficient, we'll need 100-200TB HDDs with a decade or so, and 1000-100000TB HDDs a decade or so after that just to keep up, remember programming gets less efficient as complexity raises, HL5 will be a marvel and will likely use a good part of a TB.

also note that in the future, people wont' settle for 2mb/s music, they'll want 32 or64mb/s

Buddha69
05-11-2006, 09:00 PM
i'd go for that! :)

craggyp
05-11-2006, 09:27 PM
12.5 million GB = 12.5 Petabytes ^_^

it's funny, cuz PETA bites. or rather, they dont. unless PETA = people eating tasty animals :rofl:

metric prefixes - interesting! (http://www.essex1.com/people/speer/large.html)

ThA-ViLLAin
05-11-2006, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by madmav@May 11 2006, 05:16 PM
doubt there that many songs in the world :)
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U never know...that is a pretty trick question...

Carbotron
05-12-2006, 12:22 AM
Wow :o

Duos
05-12-2006, 01:06 AM
I wish that colud happen and I could have infinite disk space. I seem to be filling up 250 GB hard drives in 2-4 months.

Zohair
05-12-2006, 02:53 AM
OMG Thats hot and i want it!

DemsLover
05-12-2006, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by craggyp@May 12 2006, 01:27 AM
12.5 million GB = 12.5 Petabytes ^_^

it's funny, cuz PETA bites.* or rather, they dont.* unless PETA = people eating tasty animals* :rofl:

metric prefixes - interesting! (http://www.essex1.com/people/speer/large.html)
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People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals... or you poking fun? because vegetarians do eat too.

JpQ
05-12-2006, 03:32 AM
LOL next time, people can be stored in hard drives :rolleyes: *imagination XD* :lol:

DEADRIp
05-12-2006, 06:18 AM
-drools- really i couldnt fill that even if i wanted too

Janine
05-12-2006, 08:01 AM
I want this!!! omfg..... whoaw awesome

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I want this!!! omfg..... whoaw awesome

FawkinFresh
05-12-2006, 10:07 AM
woah...thats alot

Shift_Six
05-12-2006, 10:10 AM
yeah but when this is normal a random game would be like
100 gb

AM Nielz
05-12-2006, 10:30 AM
For now, that's alot, but i can imagine we having that in about 20 years. Remember when Bill Gates said: "32 KB should be enough for everybody"

SniperStud
05-12-2006, 11:39 AM
that is alot of space wow think of what you could store on there

madmav
05-12-2006, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by JpQ@May 12 2006, 08:32 AM
LOL next time, people can be stored in hard drives* :rolleyes:* *imagination XD* :lol:
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I doubt it

Cytherea
05-12-2006, 03:24 PM
that wont happen for years so stop dreaming xD

Sour Apple
05-12-2006, 03:31 PM
that would be amazing lmao

Drongon
05-12-2006, 03:35 PM
you can just call them 12 tera bytes :)

SomeThingCreepy
05-12-2006, 04:51 PM
because tera - 1000 GB

It would instead be 12,500 Tera Bytes.

We are talking about 12,500,000 Gigabytes.... per cubic Centameter...

So, you have about 100 cubic centameters... which would be 1.25 Pentabytes...

GuitarGuru
05-12-2006, 05:32 PM
wow that sounds crazy

BreakOut
05-12-2006, 07:49 PM
Oh joy! I can have enough room to download enough movies to have Paramount Studios sue me! =D

Don't think I'd ever use that much space at the moment, so nothing really special about it.

Gig™Byte
05-12-2006, 08:16 PM
how big u think the hd would be

.E d g e
05-13-2006, 01:20 PM
I won't fit in there. :P

[ED] Aose
05-13-2006, 01:32 PM
That would be crazy, now you just need enough RAM to run it.

Slywolf
05-13-2006, 01:44 PM
Tera = 1024 GB

I would wake up from my dreams!!!

Instinct@AS
05-14-2006, 09:42 AM
This could not be cooler. If it ever makes it, it would be really dangerous though. Imagine how easily you could steal data. You can store every single file in the US inside one briefcase. You can work at NASA, and smugle every data bit out in a thing you can hide behind your upper lip. Dangerous.

DDL
05-14-2006, 08:29 PM
That sounds awesome. :D

-=DaRKSTaR=-
05-15-2006, 09:29 AM
haha

Thats way way way too much

Who the hell would be able to use that much space - Thats just a crazy amount of storage for anything :D

Well in the near future everything goes like ... Tron :D

Rufio
05-15-2006, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Duos@May 12 2006, 05:06 AM
I wish that colud happen and I could have infinite disk space. I seem to be filling up 250 GB hard drives in 2-4 months.
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cut down on the porn

nekogai555
05-15-2006, 05:36 PM
I can't even fill 10 Gb. What more if it's 12.5M?

If I do have it, I'll just brag about it.

Hurley
05-15-2006, 05:47 PM
*Just sits anc copy + paste a folder filled with porn

lol

Mr G
05-15-2006, 05:50 PM
Heck, wit the way people making everything HD now adays, I wouldn't be amazed if people filled up terabyte upon terabyte with HD video, HD music, HD pics. Stuff just continues to get larger and larger :blink:

killwarrior
05-16-2006, 01:49 AM
Is there enough info too put on it ?
Dont think you'll get it filled.

Sociapath
05-16-2006, 05:04 AM
Everything can be filled.

Raziel
05-16-2006, 05:22 AM
I wouldn't buy something that i would never be able to completely use.

Balthier
05-16-2006, 05:33 AM
A simple question requires a simple answer:
PORN!

Yamaha-Mx
05-16-2006, 02:16 PM
Ahh yes thats a lot of hd.. but like I always say " welll gotta find a way to fill this one up " lolol