I still remember those days when my first computer, a Pentium One way back in the year 1998 had 64mb or 128MB of RAM, 10 GB hard disk space and the only other way to store digital data other than on the hard disk of a computer was on floppy disk drive which had space in kilo bytes (KBs). That was one day and then there is today where my smartphone has 32 gigs of storage space, my laptop has 500GB of hard disk space, a 32GB pen drive and now I am thinking of buying a 1 TB (tera byte which is equal to 1024 GB) external hard disk for the 500 or 600 gigs that I have never appears to be enough!
Technology has certainly come a long long way and the words like a floppy disk or a floppy disk drive have gone extinct. The kids today aren’t even aware of what a floppy disk actually is unless they go and read the history of computers. In a world where everything is being digitalised and a reality in the virtual world is the way people love to live, it appears the word computer age is here to stay unless something better comes along which as of now appears improbable.
If I begin to wonder the kinds of storage devices I have used to store my digital data more than a few come to mind. Beginning from a floppy to cloud storage, it’s been a long route and a number of sotrage devices have been used.
So today, here is an infographic that explains the life span of storage media. Be it for a computer or a digital camera or anything that requires digital storage, the storage devices have changed several folds.
Talking about the floppy disk and the peripherals is making me miss my first computer though.
So while I go back to missing my first ever computer, here is the nifty infographic about the life span of digital storage
Check it out!
With cloud storage, the concept of device has faded away completely. What next comes up in the field of storage media would be interesting to see. In the hope they will be able to create a chip for the human brain to remember everything and make everyone’s life a lot easier, I sign off!