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About ten years ago, I did some work for a small TV company. They managed with betamax tapes and an editing suite fitted with a 20GB drive.
I highly doubt google will play a role in the demand for more storage space, in fact don't they provide a 7gb FREE email account?
The demand might not be there as we speak however HD quality movies will be a standard in the future. Much more information then before besides 10 years ago in 1998 20GB was alot right?
Check out these stats.
As mentioned, a RAID configuration would be your best option for larger.
how do these video companies do it?
I mean 2tb is not much if you have a small multimedia team working around the clock.
No-one working with media professionally would use a single drive. Large drives are a pain to have to backup, but drives will fail.
I only know one media agency but they use RAID arrays in combination of RAID 0 and RAID 1 and tell me it's common to do so.
4 x 1TB drives in RAID 0 and RAID 1 combo would be a good safe choice for professional media if you need 2TB max.