On a secret mission

At least, that’s what this guy looking for a four-exabyte hard drive wants you to think:

Before you ask, yes I really mean 4 EXABYTES (4000 petabytes, 4 million terabytes or 4 billion gigabytes). For reasons I’m not permitted to disclose, I need to get a portable storage device capable of holding at least 3.7 exabytes. Sadly these files cannot be separated for reasons I cannot explain, so getting any device capable of storing less than 4 exabytes just won’t do. BTW, money won’t be an issue. PS This is urgent.

Nobody is selling drives as large as 100 TB just yet, and when they do, he’ll need 40,000 of them. This is “portable,” maybe, if you can bench-press a BNSF boxcar.

I think this guy needs his meds adjusted.


  1. McGehee »

    12 March 2018 · 5:38 pm

    I think he’s looking for a Galaxy-class starship. It’s portable, if he can keep himself supplied with antimatter and dilithium crystals.

    Anyway, by the time a 4EB drive is available, we’ll be networking with quantum entanglement technology anyway, so portability will go the way of the 1.44MB diskette.

  2. fillyjonk »

    12 March 2018 · 5:56 pm

    I’m guessing the “undisclosed reason” is to house a disgustingly enormous stash of porn….

  3. Jay »

    12 March 2018 · 7:08 pm

    Want a big filesystem? I got your big filesystem right here, friend:


  4. CGHill »

    12 March 2018 · 7:30 pm

    Shows you how skinny FAT32 really is.

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