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News Seagate hits 1TB storage

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 26 Jun 2007.

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    To quote Jamie:

     
  3. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Bet it'll be expensive though. I've got one of the previous generation (7200.10) drives and its brilliant. :)
     
  4. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Sounds good to me though the MSRP of $400 is a tad steep for all except those with deep pockets and enthusiasts, but I guess that's who they are aiming at anyway.

    The only issue I see with this is that when the drive does fail its a bucket load of data to loose, I would certainly be wanting these in a RAID5 array and probably some chunky tape backup to go with it, if it weren't for the fact that tapes are so bleeding expensive :/
     
  5. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    I am quite happy with the advances in teh size of the HDD but i just wish they could be more affordable to an average guy like me.
     
  6. mmorgue

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    A bit expensive but depends on how the usual US --> UK conversion goes. If it's £399 then not for me. But if they do it right and get it around £199/£210 then I could *almost* justify the spending, provided it does what it says on the tin.

    Sounds tasty tho!
     
  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Unless Samsung gets their T1 to market first, their upcoming 3 platter 1TB drive (yes, 334GB platters, ridiculous)
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    then i will wait for Samsung :D
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    w000t.... Seagate!!! (never trusted Samsung anyway...even if they come up with a *better drive* im sticking wit Seagate) after waiting for so long after Hitachi :)

    $399 is a good price for 1TB.... same as Hitachi. i wouldnt expect it to be lower at release. after a couple of reviews, i probably pick this one up. Currently running on 6 7200.9 and .10, not 1 failure.
     
  10. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    I would have to agree here. There are VERY few things that I am fervently brand-loyal on, but hard drives are one of them. I have never, and I repeat: NEVER had a Seagate drive fail on me. In the meantime, I have been the US point of contact for the Western Digital RMAs that come from the Bit-tech office... ;) I'll be looking forward to dropping a couple of these in my media centre.
     
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    Man that's a lot of open pasture. Bit-Torrent here I come!
     
  12. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Hmm, now all we need is a smaller size HDD, say 200 GB just for the OS. A 1 TB storage drive is nice.. But it needs raid.
     
  13. Hazardous

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    Almost all my HDD's are Seagate (7200.10's) as well... but I recently took receipt of a new 750GB IBM/Hitachi for my new Intel [/'Dark Side' :D] build.
    And the main reason for that choice, was the huge 32MB cache it has on board :eeek: :rock:
     
  14. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I'll wait for the Samsung's myself. Got quite a few Samsung drives that run cooler and quieter than the WD and Seagate drives I own... and out of three Seagate drives I've had, two of them have died very quickly, and both were in totally different systems and environments - so I'm a little leery of them now.

    It's a bit of a shame, actually... I've got limited space for HDDs in my case (P180B) and a couple of 1TB drives would suit me wonderfully. But I look at the price of the 500GB drives, and can get four of them for the same price as one 1TB (approximately)...
     
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I could never fill that up (I have dial-up)
     
  16. specialworks

    specialworks Design matters

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    With samsung's 1TB effort due out in August, I am similarly tempted to wait.
    I have specified going on for 15-20 no. 250GB Spinpoints, and everything has been silky smooth and peaceful -- with no failures. Being late to market has its advantages for an Outfit like Samsung...

    With you on the case capacity issue...
    I think 3 drives will be a sensible maximum in *my* Antec P180 case [given my over-volting extravaganza inside]

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    Workstation & Gaming Rig: Opteron 144 @ 2.8GHz|DFI LP nF4Del SLI|2GB G.Skill|eVGA 8800GTS 320MB OC|Spinpoint 250GB|Samsung 226BW 22"|X-Fi Xtreme Music
     
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