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    1TB Hard Drive - In a store near you!

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...405051228.html

    Comments? It'll be interesting to see if the 32mb buffer will provide much of a performance boost; I no doubt it'll be introduced to lower-capacity hard drives in the near future, as we saw with the 16mb buffer.

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    Great, the thing breaks and you lose 1000gigs worth of porn, movies and mp3`s. Oh and the odd file.

    Think i`ll stick with 2 or so smaller drives.

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    Could certainly come in useful for small systems, for example imagine a Sky Plus box with one of those fitted.

    Not to mention, the larger they make hard drives, the cheaper the smaller ones get

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    think ill pass too alot of data lost if that 1 drive failed ill wait

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    Like the OP said, the 32MB cache would be interesting to compare but if I wanted that capacity, I think I'd go for 2 x 500GB instead - a lot cheaper lol. Still, it will have its uses.

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    I'm sitting here having a wee chuckle to myself. I remember waaaaaaaaay back saying that I'd never buy a 40Mb (no really Mb, not Gb, it was a while ago) hard drive as I'd lose far to much data and I'd rather stick to my 2 20Mb drives. 20 years later most folks still say the same thing. And you know what, losing 1Tb would be a major pain but not much more of a pain than losing 500Gb. If your data is that important then back it up, if it isn't that important don't worry about losing it.
    If you think about it logically 2 drives have twice the probability of failing as just 1 drive so infact a 1Tb drive is less likely to fail than 1 of your 2 500Gb drives!

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    anandtech has a big review

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    For servers this 1tb drive is a must as they can cram more in + big companies back up there servers on tape whenever.

    For home users i think its a no go.

    Quote Originally Posted by killie99 View Post
    I'm sitting here having a wee chuckle to myself. I remember waaaaaaaaay back saying that I'd never buy a 40Mb (no really Mb, not Gb, it was a while ago) hard drive as I'd lose far to much data and I'd rather stick to my 2 20Mb drives. 20 years later most folks still say the same thing. And you know what, losing 1Tb would be a major pain but not much more of a pain than losing 500Gb. If your data is that important then back it up, if it isn't that important don't worry about losing it.
    If you think about it logically 2 drives have twice the probability of failing as just 1 drive so infact a 1Tb drive is less likely to fail than 1 of your 2 500Gb drives!
    But for the price, you can get say 3x500gig drives 2 for storage and 1 backing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killie99 View Post
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    If you think about it logically 2 drives have twice the probability of failing as just 1 drive so infact a 1Tb drive is less likely to fail than 1 of your 2 500Gb drives!
    Not really, remember bad hardware generally comes in batches, in reality the odds are pretty even. In the end, the best buy comes in terms of price/capacity ratio, if you're looking for super performance, then raptors are still the way to go.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    So, here's a thought my son just brought up - what do we call 1TB in speech - we call a MB a meg, a GB a gig, hows about a teg ??

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    A ter or a tera, if we're following convention.

    At least, that's what they're called as the prefix to 'ohm'.

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    So you call a MB a mega and a GB a giga do you ? As in "my PC has 512 meg RAM and 800gig HDD" etc ....

    My PC has 1.2 teg

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Not really, remember bad hardware generally comes in batches, in reality the odds are pretty even.
    Agreed.
    Example 1. Compaq ML530 G1 with 2 9.1GB HDD's and 3 18GB HDD's. About 7 years old give or take.
    Last week, one of the 9.1's went red. I had a discussion with the boss stating the above and that we should really replace the drive urgently since they like to go in batches. He agreed. We couldn't get another drive quickly so I put the build of a new sefer on hold and nicked one of its disks. 2 days later the other drive let go. I am very happy the other one was replaced or the department would have had a large headache over the weekend.
    Example 2 - similar but with desktop drives. Mate of mine has three 4 year old IBM deathstars go within a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    So you call a MB a mega and a GB a giga do you ? As in "my PC has 512 meg RAM and 800gig HDD" etc ....

    My PC has 1.2 teg
    Terabyte has no g in it though...I'll throw the fact that I say meg/gig but just "k" for kilobyte into the mix. the quest for contraction continues

    Or we could start using kibibyte/mebibyte etc, which would allow us the simpler kib/meb/gib/teb etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    So, here's a thought my son just brought up - what do we call 1TB in speech - we call a MB a meg, a GB a gig, hows about a teg ??
    How about calling 1TB, "One Terrabyte"? gig meg and k are stupid terms used by pseudo-techies. The numbers the values represent are fairly impressive, give them the respect they deserve
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    OK, I'll go with that, but if we're giving respect, let's at least spell it right terabyte.

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