Petabytes on a budget

I have about 2 terabytes of storage attached to my home computer. 1TB = 1,000 GB. 1,000 TB = 1 Petabyte (PB). If I win the lottery I think I’ll take some of it and play around by building a Backblaze Pod which contains 45 hard drives totaling 67 TB of storage per unit. That’s just just a little more than $118,000 for 1 Petabyte of storage. Of course, by the time I win the lottery, laptops will probably come with Petabyte hard drives built in. Backblaze has open-sourced the design and provide complete instructions on building such a device on their blog. They’re also the company I use for my online backups for just $5.00 per month.

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