This bit about John McAfee is interesting. I am holding onto my judgement until we start seeing what comes of the 31TB file that John claimed to have and some anons have seem to found in the Ethereum blockchain.
Unfortunately it may take a VERY long time to get eyes on all of this info UNLESS it is able to be downloaded in parts.
The mere scope of downloading a single 31TB file is a HUGE task. For comparison, most computers come with about 1TB of internal storage (often times less). External Hard Drives usually have between 2 and 5 TB of storage. The largest storage drive is 18TB Seagate IronWolf for $800 on Newegg.com You would need 2 of those to store all of this.
The other caveat is Server Array farms, where a cluster of hard drives are formatted to act as if they are one. Generally speaking these are expensive and usually only found in corporate businesses.
I sure hope we start seeing pieces of this trove. Its huge, and according to his previous statements, its juicy
Well he had, or shall we say has, the resources to pull off safekeeping 31Tb in his sleep. If the deadman switch hasn't kicked in it may mean that he is still alive.
this post isn't doubt about McAfee having 31TB. Its more about bring able to feasibly acquire the entirity of the file via the internet. even at the fastest speeds it would still take more than a week of constant downloading.
What about the quantum computer, or is that a fable?
from a public standpoint quantum computing is still in its research phase. the instantaneous connection between computers via a quantum connection would still be bottlenecked by the slowest part of the system, and that would be processing power and hard drive response speeds.
now, if there is some sort of secret project with that tech readily available, then we have not been made aware of it. but for our purposes in this example, the average consumer computers/servers/internet would take a very long time to move that info.
tbh never underestimate what people have at their homes/battle stations.
Seen people with 120 tb of personal storage and 7 monitors type stuff
This is true, but even at the fastest consumer internet connection 31TB would take a VERY long time to transfer.
i hope that someone with root console access can divide up the files into more manageable chunks.
my personal computer is fairly stacked, but even it wouldnt be able to manage that size of a file.