When we left off on Friday, I was blathering on about terabytes. It's Monday and I'm going to blather some more. I ran across this little posting over the weekend that I just had to share with the class. It's a great little wakeup call about transferring data over the internet. At what point are the files so big, you're better off putting them on disc and sending them out overnight?
Keep in mind, the average pipe to the internet is about 100 megabits. That translates to about 45 gigs a hour. It would take 24 hours to send one terabyte of information.
Data storage is cheap. Moving it, less so. Remember time is money before you hit the upload or attach button. You may want to rethink your options, first. Sometimes, technology doesn't have all the answers.
Last updated: May 21, 2007
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio