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#1 frogfish

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 07:55 PM

I didn't even know that Hitachi and Seagate were already selling 500 Gb and 750 Gb drives. Perhaps the best part of this news is that once this puppy comes out, 500 Gb drives will become the new standard that we can all afford.

Of course, I've consistently under-estimated my real storage requirements, like almost everyone else. Moving to the D2X didn't help. But I can't help but think that a pair of 750 Gb drives wouldn't at least keep me going for another year or two.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 01:10 AM

I still don't think the economics of big drives makes them attractive.

Here in the UK a 750GB drive costs around £280 at the moment

For £50 I can get a 250 GB Samsung, which are currently A-list rated drives

therefore 5 x 250GB drives, plus a Revo 5 port RAID 3 card (£50) means that for £300 I get a blazingly fast and secure 1 terabyte array (the 5th drive is used for data security in the array) - RAID 3 can support the loss of any single drive in the array with no data loss, and only a little performance drop. The way the array is configured also means it will outperform a single 750Gb drive by a long way

Therefore £20 more means more storage, more data security, more performance....

Just my thoughts :blink:

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 01:56 AM

I don't disagree. But it wasn't that long ago that 250 Gb was the biggest drive commercially available ... and cost a bit more than £50. (They still do where I live, and for a variety of reasons it's unclear whether I could actually operate five parallel drives on a Raid 3 card here.)

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 02:03 AM

Ha, had one in 1999

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Drive went a bit spacko the day after my father died, decided to format it and reload, to try and take my mind off things. The above is the summary after I formatted it. Bit spooked out at this stage, allowed me to store data on it and all.

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#5 MikeVeitch

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 02:11 AM

Lacie has several 1 and 2 TB drives as well as RAID systems available here:

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but these are external drives, not tower drives

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 02:28 AM

Amazing, i can just about remember using punch cards to programme a computer and be able to run a large business on 63K of memory, yes just 63k.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:03 AM

Just ordered the Lacie " Big Drive " 1 terabyte machine as a portable for the road.

The combo of large raw files and HDV just fill space during a trip. Where will it all stop ?

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:20 AM

Petabytes are next :blink:

then exabytes

zettabytes

and yottabytes, by which time we'll be holidaying on Mars

Not that I'm a geek :D
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:19 AM

In less we find oceans(with fish) on mars, I will allways be holidaying on earth...
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