Long ago in the earliest times of Google’s development at Stanford University, the company’s search engine algorithms were stored on 10 separate 4GB hard drives. The approach to Google’s link structure to surf the web requires a lot of space for the day, and using a lot of hard drives is the only way to ensure enough space. I am glad that we have a small microSD card today.
But what’s even stranger is that Sergey Brin and Larry Page decided to build a storage tower for their hard drive from Lego. This allows both to expand storage capacity easily, rather than having to find and pay for more expensive structures as their projects grow. Currently Google has indexed more than 100 million gigabytes of data, making its original 40 GB storage capacity look rather humble.