Sunday, November 9, 2008

How does YouTube store all of its videos?

In this time and age, memory is very cheap. What used to cost $300 for a 16MB (yes, I did mean mega-byte) hard-drive, you can get a 2GB in device the size of a keychain (or smaller) for $40.

YouTube is owned by the powerhouse company, Google. They probably have a room (or building) that is dedicated to storage... many servers with multiple terrabyte drives (that's 1024 GB) to hold all the new videos that people are posting every day.

So, I don't think they will be running out of space any time soon.

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