BSIT200 - Week 6 Posting - Look at the size of that hard drive!

How big is your hard drive? As of August of 2023, the largest commercially available Solid State Drive (SSD) is the ExaDrive EDDCT100.EDDCS100 from Nimbus Data, which is 100TB in size and retails for $40,000 (Check it out here: Western Digital and Toshiba both have hard drives in excess of 20TB. But my favorite so far is the Seagate IronWolf Pro 22TB enterprise NAS drive, with a 6GB/s SATA interface and a rotational speed of 7200 RPM. Only $429.99 at! What a Deal they have here:

Can my PC support that? Well, Windows 10 will theoretically support drives up to 9 zettabytes (ZB) in size, so current drive sizes should not be a problem. NTFS theoretically supports volumes up to 16 exabytes (EB) and files up to 16 terabytes (TB), so putting a file system on it should not be too much of a problem. I'm going to go out on a limb here and theorize that by the time Windows 13 or 14 comes out, you'll need a 20TB hard drive just to install the OS and Microsoft Office 2030!