Photos: How five 500-GB hard drives stack up

Summary: In 1992, I drove 70 miles to snag a 200-megabyte IDE hard drive for $499. This weekend I bought 2.5 terabytes of hot-swappable SATA-300 storage for just under $730. That's more than 10,000 times the storage for the same dollar.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Hardware, Storage


George Ou, a former ZDNet blogger, is an IT consultant specializing in Servers, Microsoft, Cisco, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, IDS, VPN, Wireless LAN, Security, and IT infrastructure and architecture.

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