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## How much would it cost for One exabyte?

Exabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes

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it equals 1000000000000000000 megabytes?

Help me with: hey!

There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

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oh i guess my calculation was a bit off then, i thought it would only cost about 600.

Help me with: hey!

*Fairytale* wrote:
There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

well and exactly copied from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

Anonymous wrote:

*Fairytale* wrote:
There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

well and exactly copied from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

what’s the problem?he/she needs the answer and i find it.btw,i didn’t say it’s mine.

Help me with: OK Guys and ladies …

i still think it’s off!

Help me with: hey!

Its still the answer cero! - If you think that is off you kind of have to say that any link we have ever given to somewhere else is also off… ;)

(although I will admit that I wouldn’t have flagged it - I was about to do the working myself which is why it got a flag :P)

*Fairytale* wrote:

Anonymous wrote:
*Fairytale* wrote:
There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

well and exactly copied from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

what’s the problem?he/she needs the answer and i find it.btw,i didn’t say it’s mine.

it would be correct to pin the source always

no i think the calculation is off

Help me with: hey!

Anonymous wrote:

*Fairytale* wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
*Fairytale* wrote:
There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

well and exactly copied from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

what’s the problem?he/she needs the answer and i find it.btw,i didn’t say it’s mine.

it would be correct to pin the source always

every one has right to answer every question from him/herself or borrowing answer.
it’s important that we answer correctly and could help users.
coping from other sites is not a bad action,helping is important.

Help me with: OK Guys and ladies …

*Fairytale* wrote:

Anonymous wrote:
*Fairytale* wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
*Fairytale* wrote:
There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

well and exactly copied from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

what’s the problem?he/she needs the answer and i find it.btw,i didn’t say it’s mine.

it would be correct to pin the source always

every one has right to answer every question from him/herself or borrowing answer.
it’s important that we answer correctly and could help users.
coping from other sites is not a bad action,helping is important.

but you earned an award
for nothing than copying
is that the way you earn credits for your school work too?
brave new world!

ok my dears - we can stop now :)

question answered, OP helped and we know where it came from - everyone is happy!

Rein it in before you get the mods on a post-deleting spree!

Anonymous wrote:

*Fairytale* wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
*Fairytale* wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
*Fairytale* wrote:
There is currently no such drive in existence, there is no software that can fully make use of such a drive, and there is no reason you will ever need one. However, for the sake of answering your question to the best possible extent, let’s break it down.

1 terabyte = 1000 megabytes
1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes

Therefore, 1 exabyte = 1 Million Terrabytes.

Currently the largest single hard drive capacity is 3TB. See source link. They cost \$200 each

1,000,000TB / 3TB per drive = You would need 333,334 of these hard drives.

333,334 * \$200 each = A total cost of \$66,666,800

So a 1 Exabyte hard drive would cost roughly \$70 Million dollars.

well and exactly copied from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

what’s the problem?he/she needs the answer and i find it.btw,i didn’t say it’s mine.

it would be correct to pin the source always

every one has right to answer every question from him/herself or borrowing answer.
it’s important that we answer correctly and could help users.
coping from other sites is not a bad action,helping is important.

but you earned an award
for nothing than copying
is that the way you earn credits for your school work too?
brave new world!

my all votes aren’t copied answer,be sure that if i was wrote the source,i would earned vote again,

Help me with: OK Guys and ladies …

1024Kilob = 1MegaB
1024MegaB = 1GigaB
1024GigaB = 1TeraB
1024TeraB = 1PetaB
1024PetaB = 1ExaB

so based on a 3TB drive capacity

1 PetaB = (1024/3) = 341.3 Drives
1 ExaB = (341.3 * 1024) = 349184 Drives

cost = 349,184 * ex(\$200)
= \$69,836,800

HA! I KNEW IT!

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