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News Hitachi paves the way to larger HDDs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 15 Oct 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I'll take 8 for a RAID 6 array :hehe::p
     
  3. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    I dunno, I just dont feel safe putting data on such large drives, im not yet 100% confident about 1tb disks.
    Having had hard drives die on me in the past, a 4tb or even a 1tb drive loss could be rather painfull without some form of a reliable backup solution.
    Used in RAID of cause is a different matter, so I would never buy just 1 of these on there own :blah::rolleyes:

    8x4tb in raid 6... yer I could settle for that :hehe:
     
  4. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Imagine a 4TB Deathstar going belly up lol :p
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    i'll get the first pron gag in then shall i.,..... 4tb that's a lot of PRON!

    I suppose if the costs come down then backing up would be less painful one in your rig and one in a file sever everything is copied overnight but right now lossing even 500gb is painful.
     
  6. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    After the whole 'deathstar' debacle, I can safely say I generally choose Hitachis for customer builds and have never had one go bad out of dozens of systems. I use one of the SATA units in my 98SE (!) recording system for a couple years without incident. Good quiet reliable drives.

    I'm looking forward to seeing where they are going with this.
     
  7. MilkMan5

    MilkMan5 Yeah man...

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    Bring it on…

    The bigger the drive sizes, the better for us all – just thing about how cheap a 500MB drive will be then!
     
  8. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    did you mean GB? :p

    4tb drives? good god thats a lot of songs/movies/porn/games :D
     
  9. Renoir

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    With these high capacity drives the only reasonable way of backing them up is to another high capacity drive. DVDs would take forever and blu-ray/hd-dvd isn't going to become viable for a good while by which time we'll be up even higher in HDDs. Suppose we better get used to buying drives in pairs
     
  10. MilkMan5

    MilkMan5 Yeah man...

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    :duh:
     
  11. xtroid22k

    xtroid22k New Member

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    Yeah buddy

    Well,

    Ok; data needs will always increase by the minute. I remeber being hyped about my 1.2GB HDD back 12 years ago. Here we are today at 1TB and now 4TB; no supprise. I will never have an issue getting a 4 or 8 or who knows a 1 Petabyte drive down the road.

    The problem is, that saving data was easy years ago; but with the onsite of higher data storage. Enterprise level backup solutions will have to make it down to the home market in some way or fashion. Especially a coast effective solution.

    Thanks
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    WOW AWESOME

    but

    god imagine how freaking LONG it would take to format the damn thing, be like alright I started formating I will see you in a day or two lol and if that drive ever crashed your screwed....
     
  13. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    sooo much pr00000n *drools*
     
  14. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    CPP-GMR ? I'd rather ASHPD...

    seriously, this means a LOT of space...and the technology looks like it comes straght from the Nobel Prize winner(s)...(French, yay! and German)
    Hurray for Science ! (and Physics that enable us to store a lot of ...uh...media on our HDD !
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    It's actually a good point.They will need to find a way to format the drives faster than the regular technique...Because even a quick format will take FOREVER
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    in your case hentai :p..... but anyway that is a *hit load of pron.......

    edit: imagine the read speeds on those.....
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    wow 4TB is a ton of data
     
  18. completemadness

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    A quick format should just erase the file table or whatever, so it will still only take like 1 min

    As the density will have increased, the speed of the drive will be higher, but even then a full format could take like 2 hours
     
  19. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Yeah I have 2 160Gb Hitatchis that are still running strong after over 2 years. As I remember the "Deathstars" were one particular drive model, not the whole line.

    But hot damn, 4Tb, I dont think every DVD movie, mp3 and program in my entire house would take up that much space...yet :D
     
  20. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Yeah, the 160's in particular. Nice quiet fast drives, and they stay cool too. In fact, just got another one in the post today in fact for yet another build!

    The "Deathstar" thing was annoying because many started crying wolf over anything with a Hitachi logo on it, it seemed like. Come on, like WD and Seagate haven't made any lemons before. Don't even get me started on Maxtor. :hehe:

    lol. Worth a try though!
     
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