Today 1GB is nothing to us. Any of us can use up 1GB in a few seconds. We would find it ridiculous if iPod's and smartphones offered only 1GB of storage. But I still remember the days when having a 256MB MP3 player was one of the coolest things you could have. You'd show it off to all of your friends and they'd all be amazed. Digital storage has come a long way very quickly and it continues to do so. Now though it looks like we're getting into the age of SSD and flash storage which is a lot faster and more reliable than your standard HDD.