Did You Know?
takes to store in your computer, flowerSoft can store at least 250 order records?
Or that in the same space that Video Tip #7 takes in my computer, flowerSoft can store up to 3,000 order records?
No wonder hard drives today come in terabytes.
When flowerSoft was originally written, a 40MB (MB=Megabytes) hard drive was considered large.
I remember telling a flowerSoft customer once, after he upgraded from a 40MB drive to a 1GB(Gigabyte) drive that he would never have to purchase a larger drive again.
Today, the flowerSoft programs alone (no data) take over 2GB of space and it would not fit in that 1GB drive.
My current computer (almost 5 years old) has a 1TB (terabyte) hard drive and I have used over 375GB of space in it. A terabyte is 1,024 Gigabytes or over 1,000 times larger than the drive I told that flowerSoft customer he would never have to upgrade.
Here are some facts that will blow your mind…
In 1991, consumer grade, 1 gigabyte (1/1000 TB) disk drives were available for US$2699 and more, and two years later prices for this capacity had dropped to US$1499. By 1995, 1 GB drives could be purchased for US$849.
- 2007: 1 terabyte hard disk costs US$375
- 2010: 2 terabyte hard disk costs US$200
- 2012: 4 terabyte hard disk US$450 (Hitachi, largest available in consumer market), 1 terabyte hard disk US$100
- 2013: 4 terabyte hard disk US$179, 3 terabyte hard disk $129, 2 terabyte hard disk $100, 1 terabyte hard disk US$80
- 2014: 4 terabyte hard disk US$150, 3 terabyte hard disk $129, 2 terabyte hard disk $90, 1 terabyte hard disk US$60
- Early 2015: 4 terabyte hard disk US$134, 3 terabyte hard disc $89, 2 terabyte hard disk $65, 1 terabyte hard disk US$45