Did You Know: Lego Storage
…that Larry Page and Sergey Brin used Lego building blocks to construct portions of the outer case for Google’s first storage assembly? A collection of the classic childhood toys held twin cooling fans in place and provided a perch for twin Lego ‘people’ to watch over the device.
The storage assembly required far more capacity than any conventional student project—or commercial product—could procure in 1996. To get the then-staggering 40 gigabytes of necessary capacity, Page and Brin had to tie together 10 separate 4-GB hard drives together, and they built the Lego housing to hold their Frankenstein storage system, which stayed in place till 1999.
From small acorns grow big trees, so why not see how inventive you can get when left to build your own storage solutions?