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Offline TRIX Rabbit

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« on: February 02, 2007, 09:30:12 PM »
I read on Digg about seagate releasing a 1 terabyte hard drive, (1000 GigaBytes for those who are not so technological) and costs about $400 USD. It will begin selling this or next financial quarter. It uses perpendicular recording to maximize the space on the platters.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007, 12:11:57 AM »
Nothing new; Maxtor has been selling these for quite a long time now. (I think almost a year if not longer).

Perpendicular recording is also becoming commonplace on harddrives of smaller capacity as well.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »
How long is the expected life of one of these?
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 10:54:09 AM »
My first (real) hard drive was a 107MB! (104MB usable) and it was da-bomb.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 12:22:03 PM »
I remember my little 200MB Pirahana's. Now those were hard drives :P Now what they should be doing is making drives that come as 3-4 seperate drives and use hardware level RAID... Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2007, 03:14:06 PM »
Agreed. I think I could squeek by with 500Gb and have at least a RAID 1.

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 07:35:17 PM »
I NEED to get me hands on one of those- then I could put my DVD ISO's (among other things) that I convert videos from onto it and not have to worry about space (I currently got a 400 and a 160).  I, too remember the time of midget hard-drives (heck I remember when MS flight simulator 98 took up a whopping 800 MB and that was a lot-nowadays I dl disk images that are 4 gigs in size no prob

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 09:07:14 PM »
That's seems crazy to me. I've been working with my 28Gb for ever and it seems like plenty of space. Then again, I don't download movies.

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007, 01:00:11 AM »
Well, my dad and I may one or two of those in a year or so :P (we can get SATA 300GB drives for around $100 now...)

We just built an HD DVR (linux)... It would be fun to laugh at the size difference between the commercial tivos and your home-built one  :heh: ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007, 08:15:33 AM »
Depends what kind of case it is in

A 1U rackmount style server unit, would be nice and small and quiet, or you could just do the desktop, noisy model?

So which is it?