5Tb drives due in 2010

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  1. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

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    Depends who's brain I suppose.

    Either way, that's a lot of stuff. Begs the question though, that the only way to back it up is to keep buying more hard drives.

    Read more here :
    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/07/04/hitachi_5tb_hdd_2010/
     
  2. latency

    latency Existentialist

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    Lot of eggs in one basket... No point in owning one unless you have a second to back up to methinks...
     
  3. BloomerzUK

    BloomerzUK I'm back!

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    I remember I paid like £80 for a 250GB WD HDD like one year ago, now I can get a 1TB for just under that. Shocking.

    Wonder what the price tag will be like on release... £300?
     
  4. Fat Jez

    Fat Jez Master of the High Five!

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    Kids of today. I remember paying £150 for a 120MB drive and thinking it was massive. I was using it with an Amiga though, so I suppose it was :D
     
  5. latency

    latency Existentialist

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    Commence; "I remember when hard drives costed THIS much!!!" war ;)

    I remember paying £70 for a 6GB Fujitsu, that made a mind numbing whine it's entire life!

    [edit: Damn! Was beaten to starting the war and to the most expensive drive ;)]
     
  6. NickB

    NickB Old School

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    My first hard drive was 200MB, and when it was upgraded to a 1GB drive, I couldn't even conceive of ever needing any more space in the remainder of my life. Think it was around £200 too.
    Nick
     
  7. saltynay

    saltynay Eats, Drinks, Sleeps Kustom

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    Thats a very dubious claim as no-one has mapped the entirety of the human brain to the extent we could put a numerical figure to how much "computer" memory it is in comparison.

    example
    "The human eye really sees a larger field of view, close to 180 degrees. Let's be conservative and use 120 degrees for the field of view. Then we would see
    120 * 120 * 60 * 60 / (0.3 * 0.3) = 576 megapixels."
    from: http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/eye-resolution.html
     
  8. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    Hexus newsletter(s) Graeme :D

    Can you imagine losing a full 5TB's worth of backups :eek:
    And sod having to full-format one of those puppies!

    But maybe manufacturer's will be able pre-format their drives at the factory by that time as well?
    It would probably have to be FAT32 - such that older Windows 9x OS can recognise it, so those of us using XP +/or Vista would (most likely want to) convert it to NTFS.
    But that would be a small price t' pay for the comparative time saving I'd say :cool:
     
  9. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

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    My army of Linux servers shall consider your suggestion, and subject you to torture in the mean time.
     
  10. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

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    Chris_M Kustomer

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    A 5Tb drive?

    So what will that format to?
     
  12. Tom

    Tom Merrrrrr

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    Check out the right-hand column on this table.

    Short story: you're OK with NTFS (at least) until we hit 16777216TiB :)
     
  13. Westy5

    Westy5 Space

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    I think he meant 'If the marketing buffoons sell me a 5TB drive (using 1GB = 1000,000B), what does that equate to in the real world (where 1GB = 1024,000B)'

    Insert correct conversion factors, units as required etc etc
     
  14. Tom

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    Whoops :eek:

    5TB == 4.547473509TiB, I believe.
     
  15. DarkEntity

    DarkEntity Im Skint, Bugger Off

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    slight tangent, but i remember paying *gulp* £339.99 for 16mb Ram in a 72pin Sim... *gulp*
     
  16. TriggerHappy

    TriggerHappy Obey Him

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    As the past has shown, what seems big now will seem small soon :p The question is, when does this trend stop, ie we reach the point where coding applications capable of filling such a drive requires more money/time than its worth for the companies.
     
  17. Tom

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    I'm sorry, your argument has expired. :p
     
  18. brumster

    brumster Midland Muppet

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    S'not that hard. I just plugged a terminal into my bonce and one quick "df -k" later...

    Code:
    login as: root
    root@dansbrain's password:
    Last login: Tue Dec 23 09:57:02 2008 from 192.168.1.2 (stomach.brumster.com)
    [root@dansbrain ~]# df -k
    Filesystem             1K-blocks       Used   Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3               72311516    3038604    65599652   5% /
    /dev/sda1                 505604      30322      449178   7% /boot
    tmpfs                    1030368         24     1030344   1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sdb             10240000000 5056721280  5183278720   5% /memory
    [root@dansbrain~]#
    
    
    Good news - plenty of space left for more smut in there yet!
     
  19. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    There'll always be plenty in mine!
    I don't need to write no fancy-schmanchy code to free it up :D
     
  20. jacobzcoool

    jacobzcoool Chav Hunter

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    My brain has plenty of free storage, but I think I need to defrag it :p