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The amount of storage we have available on hard drives has increased dramatically. What created our need for such huge amounts of storage?

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The amount of storage space that we use on hard drives has clearly exploded.  As we can see in the link below, we once used compact discs with 450 megabytes or so of space and thought that those media were large.  Today, hard drives with terabytes of space are common.  The main cause of this change has been the explosion in digital media and in our desire to store...

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