[TUHS] [OT] VAXen, my children, just don't belong some places

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Oct 20 17:44:24 AEST 2016


Peter Jeremy <peter at rulingia.com> wrote:

> On 2016-Oct-20 16:46:39 +1100, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> >On Thu, 20 Oct 2016, Random832 wrote:
> >
> >> Tapes are still bigger than disks, to my understanding. The state of the 
> >> art is 185 TB according to a quick google.
> >
> >As the old saying went, never underestimate the bandwidth of a 
> >station-wagon full of mag tapes...
>
> Actually, I think they've been eclipsed by microSD cards.  A microSD
> card weighs ~0.25g and you can fit ~6000/l, with 256GB on each. (And,
> unlike the 185TB tapes, you can actually buy 256GB cards and readers).
>
> -- 
> Peter Jeremy

Indeed. This is well covered in https://what-if.xkcd.com/31/  :-)

Arnold


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