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Hardware Hard disk capacity can sextuple with ‘pinch of salt’

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 20 Oct 2011.

  1. Action_Parsnip

    Action_Parsnip New Member

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    It also means things like a 1tb notebook drive with just a single platter. Cheap, small and stonking storage capacity..
     
  2. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I thought the flooding in Thailand was fresh water, not salt?


    :lol:
     
  3. XXAOSICXX

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  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Salt increases capacity. Water increases price (looks at WD20EARX price which went from 80 to 100+ euro).
     
  5. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Therefore, help increase global warming :D
     
  6. gilljoy

    gilljoy Well-Known Member

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    anyone who needs that much storage must have a hell of alot of porn...
     
  7. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    I've got a 2TB NAS where I store all my movies, music and pictures and not even half the space is used so far. So what do I need drives with 12TB for?

    It allways amazes me, how much stuff people do collect allthough they never use it :lol:
     
  9. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    I could do everything I do (including a backup of all my old machines) on a 1TB drive with space for more. However, I like this. If I could download, things might be different.
     
  10. Jezcentral

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    In my day, we just punched a square hole in the corner of our hard-drives, do double the capacity, jumpers for goalposts, marvellous, of course it were all fields 'round here....
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Quite honestly I would love the extra space. And no it aint for porn. All these porn comments are old and behind the times. Who actually needs to download it when you can stream it on a hundred sites for nothing?

    The space is taken up with blueray rips so I can watch with ease at any time without having to search out the disc, and game installs. I now don't bother un-installing games, so they are there ready when I want them.

    Bring on the 12TB drives I say.
     
  12. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    you can always use more space.. uncompressed work.. aftereffects.. heck even fraps xD

    there's routinely 20gb files on my drives.. even uncompressed text can reach upwards 50gb

    xD punch it.. dual sided dual density
     
  13. Farfalho

    Farfalho New Member

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    This made me laugh hard xD

    For me it's good news because I tend to ask and save a lot of anime and tv shows and buying DVD's it's an expensive thing specially when one or two episodes are left out of the pack, meaning a CD must be used.
    That way I can store my own digital library!

    Claave dont' be picky!
     
  14. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    When I first bought my 1TB hard drive I thought it was going to be an endless pool of storage. Now I've got a full 160GB SSD and about 600GB of the 1TB drive filled. And that's without all of my games installed, I'm still in the process of downloading them all and moving the less critical ones off the SSD. Estimated 200GB more of games, plus the vast wealth of music, movies and TV shows which I intend to eventually rip. 1TB is currently a limitation keeping me from storing everything I'd like to, and 2TB is a stop-gap at best because the collection is always growing. 12TB is currently more than needed for my needs, a pair of 6GB drives (one for using, another for backup) would be more practical, but it'd be naive to say that the future won't likely see 12TB being needed.
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Don't spend space storing what you haven't got time playing.
     
  16. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Id like to see the end of all things electro-mechanical in a PC, SSDs and thumb drives, get rid of CDs and DVDs also.

    No moving parts please!
     
  17. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Or, don't spend time re-downloading what you could already have had stored.

    At the current $/GB large capacity drives are readily accessible. A 1TB Spinpoint F3 is down to $65. The convenience of having everything you could potentially want to play (or watch, or listen to) stored on your PC at all times is relatively cheap.


    To be honest, I didn't know it was that cheap until looking it up. May add one in on my next order.
     
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    bahhahahaha
     
  19. shanky887614

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    larger drives are better for backup


    id rather have 4 cheap £50 drivers in raid for backup's than 1 or an ssd
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    What so like no fans or pumps even lol :D, can't really see it happening on a gaming rig, it would get too hot.

    Completely passive rig would be nice though I agree, TheGnu is making 1 & it's so damn cool in the form of an 8-bit 1-up mushroom :D:rock:.

    I like the idea of massive hdd's but I don't like the idea of a massive hdd dying & losing a hefty amount of data, bad enough with a 1tb drive dying, could really have a fantastic compact gaming/media rig though with a huge drive so I'd be keen to have 1 for media & an ssd for os & a regular 1tb hdd for games :).
     
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