back to article Seagate claims it shipped its third zettabyte of storage in record time

Disk-maker Seagate claims to have become the first company to ship three zettabytes' worth of data storage devices. A zettabyte is a thousand exabytes, and an exabyte is a thousand petabytes. The latter quantity is far from fanciful these days. Seagate already offers an 18TB Exos drive, they'd only have to sell 56 to hit a …

  1. Bloodbeastterror

    Easy to remember?

    Our American colleagues' somewhat strange spelling of "easy" makes a mnemonic simpler to remember.

    TPEZY

    Terabyte Petabyte Exabyte Zettabyte Yottabyte

    After that I don't bother... too big... :-)

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Easy to remember?

      "Our American colleagues' somewhat strange spelling of "easy""

      Eh? This American spells easy "easy". So does every other Yank I know.

      1. Christoph

        Re: Easy to remember?

        Except the ones who spell it EZ

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: Easy to remember?

          To be fair, illiteracy knows no national boundaries.

      2. Bloodbeastterror

        Re: Easy to remember?

        Jake, no offence intended. It's just that Americans do tend to simplify some spellings for trade name purposes, and "ezy" (or "ez", as already commented) is the example which suits my mnemonic.

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: Easy to remember?

          So you are blaming marketing departments in a foreign nation for your own inadequacy with your mother tongue? Fascinating.

          1. Bloodbeastterror

            Re: Easy to remember?

            Say whut? Wow, you're a touchy guy. Calm down.

    2. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

      Re: After Yotta

      So far there is no official prefix for 10^27. If they follow the current pattern they will start with nona, decide that Nm is too ambiguous (nonametre or Newton metre) and that nm is already nanometre so go for xona (X) for 10^27 and xono (x) for 10^-27. They could just as easily go Greek and select xenna and xenno. I hope they spilt the difference so we can have Xena and xeno.

      1. HildyJ Silver badge
        Angel

        Re: After Yotta

        I vote for Xenabyte. Xeno has bad connotations.

        Besides, ElReg could use the Xena as a standard unit.

        1. jake Silver badge

          Re: After Yotta

          The misogynistic bastards in the ElReg Standards Soviet have already named the Norris.

        2. Wexford

          Re: After Yotta

          > I vote for Xenabyte. Xeno has bad connotations.

          Xenobyte has me thinking of an appalling cross between an alien and a demon from Hell.

  2. jake Silver badge

    Standards.

    "At which point The Register will attempt to calculate how much of it is cat videos"

    That's easy. The standard when allocating disk space is 4.53% cat videos, 92.77% pR0n, and the rest is for operating system(s), business tools, and other necessary evils.

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Standards.

      Mrs Slocombe was only commenting the other day that her pussy is getting all lethargic sitting at home watching cat videos all day long. Says it needs to be out in the fresh air getting some vigorous exercise

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Standards.

        As long as it is properly masked! The world isn't ready for uncovered whiskers as yet.

    2. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
      Linux

      Re: Standards.

      there is currently no "-r" option for df in GNU coreutils.

      Ideal for a "Reg Units" option, akin to the -h human readable option

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Standards.

        "there is currently no "-r" option for df in GNU coreutils."

        It's open source, add one!

        Actually ... come to think of it, watch this space ;-)

        1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
          Pint

          Re: Standards.

          Actually ... come to think of it, watch this space ;-)

          I was thinking of that/and also did think of suggesting it to you on my post - I think you have mentioned in the past contributions to the Linux kernel or something like that, so thought you will be up for that.

          icon --> that's for afters!

  3. Denarius Silver badge

    Do you means

    ZFS is approaching its limits already. That I did not expect to see. Must be the ad networks and TLAs stashing misinformation

  4. Justin Clements

    Is that all?

    Is anyone else left a bit underwhelmed? 3ZB in 2 years? Is that all? For some reason I expected it to be much much higher than that.

  5. DJ
    Flame

    Re: Is that all?

    Is anyone else wondering when the heck we'll start seeing SSDs of decent capacity that cost an arm and both legs?

    A 10 GB HDD is 289 USD on Amazon while a 4 GB SSD is 426 USD.

    A cynical person might detect the faint odor of defunct sea life...

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