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storage capacity

[′stȯr·ij kə‚pas·əd·ē]
(computer science)
The quantity of data that can be retained simultaneously in a storage device; usually measured in bits, digits, characters, bytes, or words. Also known as capacity; memory capacity.

storage capacity

The amount of data a hard drive, solid state drive (SSD), USB drive, optical disc or magnetic tape cartridge can hold. Storage capacity is measured in gigabytes (GB) and terabytes (TB). Decades ago, megabytes (MB) were the common metric for all storage devices, although USB drives today are still made with less than one gigabyte. See space/time, hard disk, SSD, USB drive, magnetic tape and optical disc.


A Storage Forecast in 1995
Photonics was expected to make a huge impact by 2005, witness this article from PC Magazine in 1995. Although this has yet to materialize, today's PCs have long exceeded these storage and RAM projections. When multicore CPUs are accounted for, clock speeds have also been surpassed.
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"H2 2019 Global Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Liquids Storage - China Underpins Global Liquids Storage Capacity Growth", reveals that China is expected to add liquids storage capacity of 135 million barrels (mmbbl) by 2023.
There are six reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 18.01 BCM.
But eventually the incumbent government will succeed in arranging finances for this dam as well which has a storage capacity of 8.1 million acre feet and power generation potential of 4500 megawatt.
The Wapda chief, while talking about his vision for construction of dams and hydropower projects, said the Wapda plans to add two MAF to water storage capacity and 828 megawatt (MW) hydropower generation capacity up to 2025 in short term, another eight MAF water storage and 5,653 MW power generation up to 2030 in medium term and 28 MAF water storage and 6,245 MW generation capacity up to 2,050 in long term with completion of its various projects.
HD media are key components of HDDs, significantly influencing their storage capacity, and SDK has been speedily launching largest-level-capacity HD media.
'A paradigm shift is required to improve the water situation and handle circular debt.' The carryover water storage capacity should be increased from 30 days to 120 days.
Both projects have cumulative live water storage capacity of 7.07 MAF and power generation capacity of 5300 MW.
In a report titled 'Oil storage industry outlook in Middle East to 2022', GlobalData said that in 2017, the Middle East region had an oil storage capacity of around 80mn cubic meters, which accounted for 5.9 per cent of total global oil storage capacity.
The company's report: 'Oil Storage Industry Outlook in Middle East to 2022' shows that in 2017, the Middle East had an oil storage capacity of 80,005.7 thousand cubic meters (mcm) and accounts for 5.9 percent of the total global oil storage capacity.
Also, Chashma barrage's minimum operating level is 638.15 feet and its existing conservation level stood at 648 feet compared to a live storage capacity of 0.227 MAF.
He said that WAPDA would regain Hub Dam's lost storage capacity of about 49, 000 acre feet by removing the sediment deposits in the reservoir.
has increased its water storage capacity to ensure water security and reliability in its serviced areas.