Sunday, August 17, 2008

How Google was Born

Today, it may have millions of Terabytes, but the first Google storage was only 40GB (10x 4GB hard drives - the bigger at that time) housed in a custom made high tech case... made out of Lego. :)

In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were Stanford University graduate students, working on their Digital Library Project, later known as Google. They needed a lot of storage, and the largest hard disk available was 4 gigabytes. So they connected ten of them together and built their own 40GB drive, in a case made of of Legos.

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