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News Seagate confirms 3TB drives

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 May 2010.

  1. ModMonkey

    ModMonkey Size 11 Carbon footprint

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    Wouldn't touch seagate again, but hope my Drobo FS will accept a Samsung\WD version of these drives.
     
  2. Unknownsock

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    Never heard of segate drives :eek:
     
  3. Bayaz

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    Why not just buy 2 * 2GB drives instead. Probably work out cheaper and less troublesome until hardware/software catches up
     
  4. NeoThermic

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    Not sure I agree with this post. 48-bit LBA, part of the ATA-6 spec released in 2002 gives support for 128 PiB worth of disk addressing. Quite why you'd need a BIOS, SATA, RAID or mobo is beyond me. Craig, Gareth, can you enlighten us as to why 48-bit LBA isn't enough for 3TB drives?
     
  5. Anfield

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    So according to the Thinq article linked you would require a mainboard with UEFI instead of Bios... problem is that the only manufacturer to offer it at some point in consumer mainboards (msi) seems to have abandoned it already again with not a single s1366 / s1566 / am3 board having it according to their own website.
    http://www.msi.com/html/popup/MB/uefi/applied_model.html

    And server mainboards are even worse than consumer products if it comes to being hooked on ancient connectors and standards...
    So that supposed UEFI requirement better be wrong.
     
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