we saw the CPU wave from 386 to multi cores now another thing joined to this wave that is storage. Did your think that home pc will have 1 terabyte of storage? At my time i started 1 GB harddisk. That is great at that time. I am some what special among my friends as i have “HARDDISK” that to 1 GB…… Next is 4 GB next 10 GB …. 20 ….40 GB… 80 GB…… From 80 GB onwards Harddisks got boom and now it reached 1 TB in very short span of time. Remember i am talking about Home user base. Not only IDE….many varients like sata,pata,usb….etc……. even my pc having 600Gb space.
Once upon a time very huge servers have to that much space….cheap storage,powerful cheap cpu power and more multimedia productions and dvd cumps 🙂 so what about video copyrights :)))))) most power ful video compressing algorithems are in market to utilize these cheap powers to produce very compact file sizes … where you can share small files very fastly. so guys use this power for ligal purpose !!!