Seagate shared an interesting record regarding company history. According to the published data, the total volume of hard drives produced by the technology manufacturer since its establishment has exceeded 3 Zettabytes.

Seagate announced that it has set a record. The American company, which has been operating for more than 40 years, has released hard drives with a total capacity of 3 zettabytes according to official figures. The manufacturer explained this figure in more concrete examples.

The first zettabytes were not easy for Seagate because it took 36 years to ship such impressive volumes. The second zettatay was achieved in less than four years, and the third in just two years. The manufacturer says it can record 3 zettabytes, 1.5 quadrillion selfies, 7.5 trillion MP3 songs, nearly 60 billion video games and 30 billion 4K movies. Also, Seagate announced that it is the first company to pass the 3 zettabyte milestone.

The need for storage is increasing
1 zettabyte = 1000 exabytes; 1 exabyte = 1000 petabytes; 1 petabyte = 1000 terabytes; 1 terabyte = equals 1000 gigabytes. If we imagine all hard drives manufactured in more than 40 years in the form of 10 terabytes of drives, they will extend for a distance of 44,000 km and will be able to circumnavigate the entire Earth.

According to Seagate, the need for new storage is growing exponentially. Data is expected to reach 175 zettabytes by 2025, and more information is produced in one hour today than in all of 2001.


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