Fun with Numbers

How times have changed. See how the advancements in technology help iTech Digital systems stack up against computers of the past.


1. The standard storage capacity of a i2i Blue System is 6TB, the equivalent of 4,369,066 3.5" floppy disks. Laid end to end those floppies would reach 241 miles and weigh 192,642 lbs.


2. The optional Intel i7-2600 processor for the i2i Blue system is 7,421 times faster than the Apollo 11 guidance computer.


3. At its maximum optional storage capacity, the drives in an i2i Blue system would store 47,148,201 digital copies of James Joyce's Ulysses. Trust us, it’s a long book.


4. The fiber optic interconnects used in our large surveillance installs are 187,245 times faster than a 56K telephone modem.


5. The 1,000+ miles of cable iTech Digital installed since 1999 would reach from New York to New Orleans. Road trip!


6. A 250MB hard drive in 1979 weighed 550lbs. 10,666,666 of those drives would be required to equal the standard storage of a i2i Blue system. Altogether they would have cost 107 billion dollars 1979, or $345 billion in 2013 dollars. If the cost didn’t stop you, the weight would. At a total of 586,666,666 lbs., those drives would have equaled 23,466 school busses.


7. The ENIAC, the famous computer that built by the US Military in 1943 took up 1,800 sq./ft. of floor space. The iTech MSC Chassis takes up 0.67 sq./ft., unless you wall mount it.


8. The first computer with real internal RAM (Random Access Memory) was the ZX81. It would take 4,194,304 of them to equal the RAM in a i2i Blue.


9. The optional onboard storage in iTech’ s IP camera line is 32GB or 2,048 times greater than was available in the first true digital camera, the Fuji DS-X, introduced in 1989.


10. The Western Digital AV drives used in i2i Systems can withstand 30Gs of force and continue operating. You would pass out around 10.

Matt Craig
Matt Craig is the Technology Development Manager at iTech Digital. He works with our security solutions installation and support team to build partnerships with customer IT departments.
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