The Cost Of Hard Disk Storage – Less Than 2 cents a Gigabyte

I purchased my first computer 37 years ago. I sold my Honda Motorcycle and used the profit to buy an Apple II Computer with an RF modulator to connect to my TV and the computer had two floppy disk drives with a grand total of storage of 1/4 of a megabyte or 1/4000th of a gigabyte. My first hard drive was a 10 mb hard disk purchased for what seemed like a King’s Ransom.

Today I saw a 2 Terabyte hard disk selling on Amazon for $70.  My guess is that we will see hard disk storage below one cent in less than 2 years. For me it’s not an issue. My Macbook Pro has 256 gb solid state drive. After 5 years I still have half the drive free because all my photos and videos are stored in the cloud.

What is your prediction of disk storage?

Unlimited Photo Storage With Amazon Prime

Amazon has added yet another perk for Amazon Prime subscribers. Starting on Tuesday, the company will make Prime Photo available for all Prime Subscribers, which means you can store an unlimited number of photos in Amazon’s cloud without additional charges.

If you have a iPhone or Android phone all your photos can automatically be backed up to the Amazon Cloud. Now that phone cameras have 8 + megapixel cameras it’s great to have a repository for your videos and photos. I just started using the service today. The one weakness I see is that there doesn’t seem to be a search facility. I’ll report back in a week to let you know if Amazon is replacing my Flickr account.