IT Zone guide to data storage.
Data storage is becoming a big issue for both professional firms and businesses, especially with the gradual move towards paperless ' or 'less paper' ' working methods. Here is Nigel Harris's overview of IT storage hardware in 2006 for users and buyers of hardware.
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The basic mass storage device. Currently, a typical workstation hard disk (HD) might store between 80GB and 500GB of data. Disk drives are falling in price with drives currently available in capacities up to 750GB for just over £200.