Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 11:09:03 +0200 From: "Dirk.vanGulik" <Dirk.vanGulik@jrc.it> Message-Id: <9508210909.AA11079@ jrc.it> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: save everything Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Larry Wrote: > I've been wondering how much it costs to save something forever. If > we're paying $0.30/megabyte now, and disk prices go down by 1/2 every > 5 years, then we'll pay $0.15 cents/megabyte in 5 years, so the > present value of 'disk forever' is probably under $1/megabyte. Are > these numbers a serious underestimate? I've not accounted for system > administration costs, of course. You can guite some information on this in the Remote Sensing community; they constantly struggle with having to drag around terra bytes of information. I am afraid that the 'real' costs are more in the administration and housing etc. Having it pseudo on-line is even more expensive; something like $120/Mb. I can dig out the ceos report on this if it is relevant to the discussion ? Dw.