No, not 3 TB…3 GB. We stumbled across this scan of a Best Buy news ad from 1996. “30-Message Pagers”, “Motorola Cellular Flip Phone”, “28.8 kbps modem”…what a trip down memory lane.
One of my favorite ads, for obvious reasons, is for for hard drives:
At those prices, a Backblaze Storage Pod today would cost $18,000,000!
(45 drives * 3 GB * 1,000 GB per TB * $400)
The roughly 220 pods that we have at this point would cost nearly $4 billion!
I love the progress of technology.