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Going back to my infancy as a Computer users, my oldest backups (I've still got them!) were paper tapes punched at 10 bytes (characters) per second. But let's forget those days...

My oldest file storage were 360 Kbyte floppies. A few years later, that was multiplied by a factor of 100: My first PC disk could hold 40 Mbytes. Another few years, I had started editing digital video, and bought an enormous disk 1000 times as big, 40 GBytes. Today, my video archive fills disks 100 times bigger, 4 Tbytes (and I have got four of those).

The unit size of my file storage has increased by a factor of ten million from the floppy days. Even if we limit it to hard disks, there is a factor of 100,000. I don't remember how long it took to back up my first 40 MByte hard disk. But at the same transfer speed, backing up my 4 TByte disk would have taken as many days as the 40 MByte required seconds. (A day is 86,400 seconds.) Fortunately, interface speeds have increased, but not by a factor of 100,000!

We tend to forget that going from mega to giga, or from giga to tera, isn't just "one higher". It isn't even "one magnitude higher". It is three magnitudes higher, a factor of a thousand.
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