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3.75 Terabytes and Counting

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    After a killer black friday deal at Target - 2 terabyte external WD HDD 69 bucks - I'm now at 3.75.

    What is 1000 terabytes called? That's my goal. :)
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    Wow, that's a lot of porn! LOL
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    at my age? you flatter me!

    it's a big .txt file

    edit - Nice 500th post, BTW. :)
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    I try, I try...hahaha!

    Anyway, that is a good deal on a 2TB external HD. When I bought my 1TB external HD from WD I believe it was around $130 back then. It was a sale at the time, too. I think I got it two years ago or so...
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    That would be 1 petabyte.
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    You guys are bad. LOL!
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    I got a 1.5TB Seagate for $80 on clearance at Walmart early this fall. Looking back, I should have picked up all three they had..
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    Gotta Love Wiki:

    Examples of the use of "petabyte" to describe data sizes in different fields are:
    • Computer hardware: Teradata Database 12 has a capacity of 50 petabytes of compressed data.[2][3]
    • Internet: Google processes about 24 petabytes of data per day.[4]
    • Telecoms: AT&T has about 19 petabytes of data transferred through their networks each day.[5]
    • Physics: The 4 experiments in the Large Hadron Collider will produce about 15 petabytes of data per year, which will be distributed over the LHC Computing Grid.[6]
    • Climate Science: The German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) has a storage capacity of 60 petabytes of climate data.[7]
    • P2P networks: As of June 2010, Isohunt has about 10.8 petabytes of files contained in torrents indexed globally.[8]
    • Archives: The Internet Archive contains about 3 petabytes of data, and is growing at the rate of about 100 terabytes per month as of March, 2009.[9][10]
    • Games: World of Warcraft utilizes 1.3 petabytes of storage to maintain its game.[11] Valve Steam delivers 20 petabytes of content monthly.[12]
    • Film: The 2009 movie Avatar is reported to have taken over 1 petabyte of local storage at Weta Digital for the rendering of the 3D CGI effects.[13][14]
    I want to archive the internet!