I’ve actually just been considering buying a 4Tb hard drive. Its crazy how data has grown. I remember my first hard drive was a 44Mb IDE that plugged into an external enclosure on top of my Acorn A3000. I never even half filled that – I’ve got USB sticks that are 16Gb now and they’re considered pretty small!

I still remember going mad and buying half a dozen 80Gb drives between myself and a mate when they were on special offer at Fry’s, that must have been under 10 years ago.

When did an unimaginably large hard drive turn from 44Mb into 80Gb and then into 4Tb (4096Gb or 4,194,304Mb) ?!