How much does it energy does it take to store a terabyte of data?
August 9, 2013 9:21 AM Subscribe
On average, or an educated guess, how much energy does it take to store a terabyte of data? I don't mean how much does storage cost. I want to know what the environmental impact of a terabyte of data.
posted by Nanukthedog to science & nature (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What I'm looking for is the energy impact of including a little symbol people attach to their emails. There is a size of the file, which means it replicates across mail servers, which means that little file becomes very big very fast - especially as it is adopted by multiple people and included on every email and response.