Seagate has shipped three zettabytes of storage since being founded
Seagate has announced that since being founded in 1979, it has shipped three zettabytes of hard drive storage capacity—the first data storage company to reach the milestone.
Illustrating drive technology's progression is the fact Seagate took 36 years to ship 1 zettabyte in total, then less than four years to hit 2 zettabytes, followed by just two more years to pass 3 zettabytes.
If you wonder what three zettabytes would look like in drive form, it's the equivalent of 300 million 10TB hard drives.
Packing it all onto Seagate's 147mm Exos 10TB HDDs and placing them end-to-end, they would reach 27,402 miles—more than enough to circle the entire earth.The amount of storage being required by the world is increasing exponentially.
It's expected to reach 175 zettabytes by 2025, 58 times all the storage capacity Seagate has shipped.
Today's modern world requires data storage capacities that were unimaginable in the past. Cloud storage services, massive data centers, and scientific research produce petabytes of data.