That’s from Ian Cutress on storage growth:
Spinning hard-disk drives are approaching 20 TB soon, while solid state storage can vary from 4TB to 16TB or even more, if you’re willing to entertain an exotic implementation.
A 16TB drive failure means plenty of data can disappear (or, require a more complex redundancy implementation).
We’re unlikely to see much demand for drives over 16TB.
A large capacity drive allows for high-density, but in a drive failure of a large drive means a lot of data is going to be lost.
Uh huh. But things change. My first hard disk drive was 10MB. Megabytes. $1,500.