Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive.
I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD).
Back then, it seemed as a lot of space available and so comfortable to bring along with you.
Enter Summer 2013.
I’ve been given a brand new 256 Gigabytes USB pendrive from a friend: it’s a no-brand, made in China and very low-cost (about 9.95 euros).
Check the photo: it’s compared to a colleague’s 128 Megabytes old pendrive.
This is how far IT and storage has gone: 1.000 times the storage in less than 10 years (and about 1/7th the price)!
So funny, today cloud storage and ubiquitous wireless connection has made less convenient USB drives swapping for almost everyone.
What am I going to do with this hefty USB drive? It’s going to be a perfect companion to my trusted Raspberry Pi! Small server with huge storage!