Originally Posted by demoship
If you look around the web, there's a bunch of various articles talking about how hard drives are going to be obsolete because people are moving to cloud storage.
How many millions of drives must google have to provide it's services?
For your average consumer who doesn't have gigabytes of personal files, I believe its a very real possibility.
As phones and tablets replace laptops and pc's, HDD space gets smaller. Movies and music are the consumers two main space-hogs, and those can be streamed online. The rest is simple document hosting.
I don't believe it is so far-fetched. And yes, Google has enough space to store all that. Remember that they don't have to store duplicate files, as those can be matched with a hash.