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Seeing a black hole with half a ton of hard drives - Six Colors

Jason Snell writing for Six Colors:

That’s 700 terabytes in 50,400 seconds, or about 14 gigabytes per second. As Marrone said, if you’re dealing in petabytes of data, the fastest bandwidth you can buy is not the Internet—it’s putting your hard drives on an airplane and flying them to your destination.

That's a crazy amount of data.