IBM Developing the Largest Data Drive Ever

By Adam Frucci
|  Friday, Aug 26, 2011  |  Updated 3:34 PM PDT
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IBM Developing the Largest Data Drive Ever

IBM is looking to build the world's largest data drive.

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You might think your 1TB of storage is a ton. And it is! But it's got nothing on what IBM is cooking up: a 120 petabyte storage setup, the largest ever.

How big is 120 petabytes? Well, its equal to 120 million gigabytes. The data drive will be composed of 200,000 normal hard drives all working together. The drive was developed for "an unnamed client looking to conduct complex simulations," which I assume means one very rich dude looking to rip a whoooole lot of Blu-rays at 100% quality for his media server. Dream big!

MIT Technology Review via Engadget

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