The History Of The Hard Drive And Its Future


2050: The Last Hard Drive Is Sent To The Smithsonian

The last drive could be sent to the Smithsonian Museum in 2050, give or take 20 years.

By then, cloud storage in combination with flash technology and new, as-yet undeveloped technologies as atomic memory, will have made the hard drive too slow, costly, and power-hungry to keep it as a standard storage technology.

By then, anyone who predicts the future of storage, and what they wrote, will be long forgotten.

 



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