in our last lessons about the computer structure, we talk about BIOS
the teacher told us that the actual BIOS (wich is use by Windows and Unix distributions) will soon disparat to be replace by a Firmware (wich is already use by some Cell phone, console, or by Mac).
The new Firmware (wich is old in fact... because coded i the 90's) will be able to support Hard disc with a stockage capacity until 9Zo (that make 9.000 To)
Actualy, the biggest disc are 2To, (or 4To ?) that's already a lot !!!
but remember that in the 90's, a big big hard disc was about 1Go :D :-) ;-)
The evolution of the first magnetic HDD
Left a SSD (new generation HDD) Right an actual HDD