The Incredible Shrinking Hard Drive

This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but as we recently replaced another old hard drive, I thought it would be interesting to try to take a picture of my last three external hard drives to see how physical sizes and capacities have changed over the last 10 years.

Here is a terrible picture of my prior three hard drives.


The one labeled “A” is a Maxtor 250GB drive that I got in 2004.   It weights more than 5 lbs.    I am about to destroy it.

In 2009 or so we got the “B” drive – a Western Digital “MyBook” has double that capacity:  500GB, and weighs half as much.

A few months ago we purchased drive “C” – a Western Digital “My Passport” which has 1TB of capacity and is smaller than a deck of cards.  We keep it Velcroed to the side of our PC tower.

There is no point to this post…



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