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He has detailed files ... :ph34r:

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I just bought ( and formatted a 750 Gb [ 3 hrs!!! ] and transfered the data). Seagate is quiet as hell . Standard drive ( as far as speed is concerned ).

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What exactly do you do with all your hard drive space? Don't you also have several 500GB drives as well?

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I've got a 500 ( Seagate ), 3 320s ( Western Digital ), 2 250s ( also WD ) and several smaller drives. The 750 was to consolidate my stuff onto just two drives.

Movies, music, board records form several boards, downloaded software, webpages. Pretty much anything that I think I might need at some point. The filing system to locate the data was a nightmare though. :)

He has detailed files ... :ph34r:

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You might be surprised. :)

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I am rarely surprised. :)

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He has detailed files ... :ph34r:

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He has your entire post history saved to disk.

And damn that's a lot of HD space. You've got almost three terabytes of storage there. :) I'd kill for that much space...

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Since I can't edit my last post I'll have to double post here...

Tarna, what do you think about the new 1TB drives from Hitachi? Any plans to purchase one (or several) of those? >_<"

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With these massive (500GB+) drives whats the integrity like? It would be a pain to have a 1TB drive crash and get corrupted.

Edited by Surreptishus, 14 January 2007 - 05:43 PM.


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Since I can't edit my last post I'll have to double post here...

Tarna, what do you think about the new 1TB drives from Hitachi? Any plans to purchase one (or several) of those? :rolleyes:"

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Don't know anything about Hitachi's drive record so I haven't bought any. The only Tb drives I've seen ( I really haven't been looking too hard though ) have been smaller drives RAIDed together to get a Tb. I have had a good run with Western Digital and Seagate has a good rep as well as a 5 year warranty. I figure if they have that much confidence in their drives, they're not planning on replacing too many.

Surrep...I haven't had any problems with my larger drives. Because of their size though, I will be adding secondary drives as redunancies. I had though about mirroring 750s to have automatic back-ups but a virus or any screw-up would corrupt both drives so I just make the copies by hand. Time consuming but safer.

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I hate noise so the Raptor was out of the question.

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LOL yeah, my raptor is exposed for viewing, so I get the worst of the noise, which is why I use these

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Since I can't edit my last post I'll have to double post here...

Tarna, what do you think about the new 1TB drives from Hitachi? Any plans to purchase one (or several) of those? :rolleyes:"

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Don't know anything about Hitachi's drive record so I haven't bought any. The only Tb drives I've seen ( I really haven't been looking too hard though ) have been smaller drives RAIDed together to get a Tb. I have had a good run with Western Digital and Seagate has a good rep as well as a 5 year warranty. I figure if they have that much confidence in their drives, they're not planning on replacing too many.

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Hitachi announced their new 1TB drives at CES last week. Link

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With the 1 TB milestone in mind, we can't help looking back at the history at hard drives. Hitachi reminded us that the first hard drive, released in 1956, stored 5 MB of data and was priced at $50,000 - or $10,000 per MB. 35 years later, in 1991, the industry had reached 1 GB and first mass-market gigabyte drives were entering the market around 1995 for about $500. Twelve years later, the industry has overcome serious concerns of how to keep increasing hard drive storage densities and is looking towards hard drives with multiple terabytes of storage capacity. Compared to a $10,000/MB price in 1956, a capacity of 1 GB is priced today at about 40 cents.


:D I remember seeing pictures of some of those drives. Monstrous! The platters were the size of 33 1/3 RPM vinyl records ( you kids wouldn't remember that :rolleyes: ) and were coated with a metal ceramic mixture.

Back in the 80s when I was a programmer, you couldn't kill for enough memory. Now it's almost free. :joy: Probably why I hoard as much as I do. My computer has way more space than the entire county network I used to use ( my college too! ). I used to lock up the college system by placing too high of a demand on it's resources to make artwork for my apartment. Since it was also time-shared out to the accounting depts of some oil companies, the school got a little pissy about this.

One of the few benefits of being an old geezer...you have the benefit of perspective.

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Since it was also time-shared out to the accounting depts of some oil companies, the school got a little pissy about this.

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They got a little pissy about it? Gee, I don't see why. :-"

Right now I'm feeling a bit of a squeeze with my 160GB drive. My next computer is definitely going to have a "tarna" level storage space. :rolleyes:

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Right now I'm feeling a bit of a squeeze with my 160GB drive. My next computer is definitely going to have a "tarna" level storage space. :rolleyes:

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:D You can never have too much HD space. I built my wife a gaming computer last year for Yule ( Christmas ) with a 100 Gb drive. I loaded 40 Gb worth of games right from the start and it hasn't gotten any better. It was a SATA1 drive so that helped with loading/starting the software but I have the feeling I'll be upgrading her system soon. :- She plays casino games so her system doesn't take up the same resources that a 'real' gaming rig would but she still needs HD space.

Check your motherboard's BIOS abilities and get at least a 500 Gb ( check on ebay ). You won't be disappointed. Any secondary drives will be controlled by WinXP ( or Vista ) so you don't need to worry about it's size.

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I just want to add that I (now) exclusively buy Hitachi drives for my computer. I used to have Seagate (slow and noisy with a weird hacking sound everytime it did a search), a Western Digital (slow and hot) and a Maxtor (which broke down, the bastard!). I also had an old IBM Deskstar disk that broke down. It was the model with the glass platters. When IBM's hard drive manufacturing was bought by Hitachi, they were improved a great deal.

I've been thinking about buying a Seagate though, mainly because of their excellent guarantees.

The Raptor.. It's like buying a drive for the price of SCSI but only getting half the performance. And only 150GB, no SATA2 interface and the sound?! Kills the deal for me.

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It is a good feeling not to care about how much stuff I put on my computer.
No more space management! (w00t)

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It is a good feeling not to care about how much stuff I put on my computer.
No more space management!  (w00t)

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Don't worry, soon you'll wonder where all those 233Gb gone. :)

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Oh I'll know...

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pr0n!

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It is a good feeling not to care about how much stuff I put on my computer.
No more space management!  (w00t)

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Don't worry, soon you'll wonder where all those 233Gb gone. ;)

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Gods! Ain't that the truth! When I added my first drive ( a whopping 60 Gb! ), I figured I would be set for life :lol: . Idiot! That only started the trend of saving anything and everything. That drive filled up so I added a PCI expander card and a 120 Gb drive. Upgraded to WinXP. Then a 250 Gb. Lost a 60 Gb folder. G**D**mit! Almost put match to fuse to the Presario over that one ( still looking forward to it! Soon. Very soon. :( ). Bought data recovery software, recovered folder and bought another 250 to back up the first. This is stupid so I bought a 320. Built a new rig with two motherboards so that the first could act as an archive and drive controller. Then a second 320. Then a third when I caught them on sale. Damn cables! Bought a USB hub and IDE to USB adapters. This computer is a freeking mess. Bought a 500 Gb SATA and started consolidating and indexing so I can find this crap. Now a 750 Gb SATA and even more consolidating ( will index drive some day maybe ). Now I need another 500 and 750 to back up the data on the two large drives in case they crash ;) . Moron! :D

The stupidity never ends. ;)

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It's a lost cause, like fighting dust on your monitor...

When I got a floppy drive for my C64, I thought I could have all the programs in the world on one floppy (later on a doublesided floppy when I found out to hack the disks with a small scissor)...

When I got an Amiga, I thought I could have all the software in the world on those humongous 1.7Mb floppy disks...

When I got a 100mb hd for my Amiga I thought I could have all the software for not only the amiga, but for my pc and c64 emulator in the world on my hd...

When I got a pc with a 200mb hd, I thought I could at least have Windows and a few programs...

When I got a pc with 300gb I thought I could have all the software I would ever need on it...

My current WIP, I intend to equip with 4x500gb drives, it might just be able to squeeze Windows Vista in there... meh, nevermind.

Morale is, will I ever learn? :(

You can never have too much disk space.




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