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mercredi 30 novembre 2011

logiciel de capteurs

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

12 commentaires:

  1. The problem i have with firmware is if you mess up slightly your electronic is dead forever

  2. It's amazing how far we've come in such a short amount of time.

  3. Things truly have changed, not sure for the better all the time though.

  4. Nice post my neighbor just picked up a brand new laptop with a 550mbps ssd to replace the old harddrive! SSDs are great I love booting in under 15 seconds

  5. In the late 90's a 100mb harddrive would be extremely impressive. Thats 0.001TB a high capacity modern harddrive is 3TB

  6. Well it's old because if it ain't broke, don't fix it. No point trying to upgrade something that works perfectly fine for what it does.

  7. thats a... uh.. a nice calculator?

  8. I'm waiting for the prices of SSDs to come down so I can afford one that's larger than 60GB.

  9. I can't imagine how were the rooms that stored those giant, early computers. Think of all the vacuum tubes!