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Average Cost of Hard Drive Storage

Year Average Cost Per Gigabyte
2014 $0.03
2013 $0.05
2010 $0.09
2005 $1.24
2000 $11.00
1995 $1,120
1990 $11,200
1985 $105,000
1980 $437,500
Historic Hard Drive Prices
Year Drive Brand Size (MB) Price Price / GB
1980 Morrow Designs 26 $5,000 $193,000
1981 Apple 5 $3,500 $700,000
1984 Percom/Tandon 20 $2,399 $120,000
1989 Western Digital 20 $899 $53,000
1996 Quantum 2,500 $440 $207
2000 Maxtor 40,900 $254 $7.14
2005 Seagate Barracuda 200,000 $140 $0.70
2009 Hitachi 1,000,000 $74 $0.07
2013 Seagate Barracuda 3,000,000 $129 $0.043
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Sources: The Wayback Machine
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: November 11, 2014

Average Cost of Hard Drive Storage

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