Why Would Anyone Need an Entire Terabyte of Data Storage?
The demand for Terabyte-size hard drive storage is primarily being driven by the immense amounts of digital content that are produced every day by individuals, schools, and businesses. This content not only needs to be stored, but also, as a matter of prudent computing, needs to be backed up as well.
What’s more, new applications with huge storage demands are being developed, such as high-definition audio and video, Computer Assisted Design (CAD) applications, and graphic-intensive gaming programs. The content produced from these new applications take storage capacity requirements to a whole new level.
Just one hour of standard video, for example, takes up about 1 gigabyte of hard disk space, while a similar video in high definition will can take up to 4GB.
The terabyte hard drive also offers a much smaller foot print than four individual 250GB hard drives. In larger companies, this maximizes available computing room real estate.