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04-07-2011, 10:08 AM #41
A Yottabyte is nothing. Googol, now that is something! Googol is the number one followed by one hundred zeros.
Googol: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
But there is something even bigger called a Googolplex. The number is so large I cant even write it. its Googol * 10!!!! So it's 10 times the size of Googol THATS CRAZY!!!! A Googolplex laughs at a Googol
*But since were talking about storage and not numbers. Im going to call it a Googolbyte......
Last edited by athleticswimmer; 04-07-2011 at 10:19 AM.
04-07-2011, 11:10 AM #42
04-07-2011, 11:24 AM #43
Let's say the content was ripped from a CD, DVD, etc. it will likely be compared with what the iTunes store already has on file. 1 - if the file is identical to what is already on file with iTunes an entry would be added to that users list of content
2 - If that particular song, movie, etc. is present in iTunes but the user's version is not identical or that file does not exist in iTunes at all it will be backed up to Apple's servers and will likely exist as two copies for the sake of redundancy.
To further the efficiency of storage space the unique file in example two could also be compared against all other unique files with the same file name and size though that would likely be an inefficient use of CPU cycles and could be time consuming.
Either way, whether apple chooses to apply a similar model to what I have described above, they certainly will not have 8 million copies of the same data. A majority will be based off of a central iTunes content database. How they handle unique data may vary though. It's certainly fair to say that actually copying EVERY users media to the cloud would be EXTREMELY inefficient and downright stupid. The actual storage space available after redundancy will likely be 5-8PB out of the original 12PB depending on the redundancy scheme Apple may choose. It's gonna be one big as$ RAID array though.
P.S. - It is important to consider that we don't know what Apple currently has on hand in terms of storage space. This 12PB is in addition to. Also they have been working on this behemoth of a datacenter for years now so it's kind of hard to really say what they may or may not already have.
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04-07-2011, 11:24 AM #44
Googolplexian is the largest number. yes larger than googolplex. To see how many zeros visit this page: Googolplexian: The world's largest number with a name. Worlds biggest. and it doesnt even show you all the zeros lol!!! ok back on topic every1.
04-07-2011, 12:51 PM #45
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04-07-2011, 03:18 PM #46
I just got a quote from EMC for 25TB of 15K SAS 1 shelf of SSD and 1 shelf of 10k SAS.
I would bet it is in the 100s of millions.
Last edited by mlauth; 04-07-2011 at 03:18 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
04-07-2011, 08:19 PM #47
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04-07-2011, 10:14 PM #50
Though I do agree, factoring video definitely poses a challenge in and of itself. I honestly picture this cloud (if it exists) as mainly for music. That's what the majority of people would be interested in.
Though a part of me would rather picture this cloud more like the cloud city in Star Wars. I think that's something we could all get behind.
Last edited by stevelucky; 04-07-2011 at 10:17 PM.
04-08-2011, 12:44 PM #51