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How big is a Petabyte?


Thanks to Moore’s Law (an observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years), all our gadgets, from cellphones, to computers, to cars, even our fridges are doubling in brain power. While this growth in technology has brought about many wonders once reserved for the sci-fi section of your local library (remember those?), the speed of this growth is sometimes hard to wrap our heads around. For example, how big is a petabyte? Remember when a 500 KB floppy was considered big? Check out the infographic below to get a better grip around the increasingly powerful technology that is increasingly becoming all to common.

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