All the hard drives in the world

Was wondering if anyone knew how much storage does the world collectively have? I mean if you were to use every last hard drive of this planet to store data, how much would it be able to hold?

Any guesses?


Author: anand

Currently CleverTap. Founder & ex-CTO - burrp. A techie and an entrepreneur at heart. Have worked in US, China and India.

3 thoughts on “All the hard drives in the world”

  1. It has to be a lot more than that. I have 1 GB of RAM on my laptop. So let’s say there are 1 billion people who have computers with an average of 50 GB of storage (taking into account laptops, old machines etc). So it would be 1000000000 * 50 GB = 50000000000 GB.

    So 50000000000 * 1000000000 (1 GB) = 50 Exabytes

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