A Short History of Storage Devices

I can’t really ever see myself being a technology historian, but I do find the development of technology and technology advancements astonishing at times. It’s easy to forget that some years ago, I used to think that my new 20MB hard drive was the bees knees.. “It’s 20MB of Hard Disk Drive, I’ll never need to upgrade it. I could store my entire life’s work on it and still have room to back up my floppies.”. How times change. I recently found this infographic on the spamfighter blog which I think summarizes the rise of storage perfectly. Check out the difference in per GB cost between 1980-2010: