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    Largest IDE Hard Drive?

    Whats the largest avaliable atm? next month im looking to get 2 of the largest I can find and mirror them to house my vast collection of MP3's and TV eps that I want quick access to.
    I think Ive seen 400gb models about? anmything bigger out in the near future?
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    I believe 400Gb is the biggest drive commercialy available. The Hitachi one.
    I am sure there will be bigger coming out soon, there is always something bigger and better just around the corner
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    Wow !

    A 1 terrabyte 5 1/4" disk !!!

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10118
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    HOLY DELL, thats onne mutherhubbard, of a disk, that is mega, sum day i may get one, but it wil be 10 to the power of a million days from now, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexeus
    Wow !

    A 1 terrabyte 5 1/4" disk !!!

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10118
    I belive it has multiple disks in one device!

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    its still a massive drive space solution al in one acting as one, amazing, i neve rknew such things existed
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson187
    its still a massive drive space solution al in one acting as one, amazing, i neve rknew such things existed
    I take it you dont read Maximum PC mag... They had an artical on one!

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    nah last pc mag i read was the ultimate tuning one, which led to me overclockin me 1700, to corrupt my os, and reinstalling, i dont trust anythiong in mags nemore lol, altho im happy ot try anything ppl suggest here, on a total whim like, i feel sorry with my two wee teeny 40gigs now
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    You may be interested in this review Platinum:

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2116

    It looks at the 400Gb Hitachi, and compares it the competition, which should be up for sale in the coming month or so........

    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    I belive it has multiple disks in one device!

    Multiple platters .... Multiple Disks .....
    Whats the difference!!! So they have to make it a bit bigger, its 1 Tb !!!
    Last edited by Lexeus; 31-07-2004 at 12:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexeus
    You may be interested in this review Platinum:

    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2116

    It looks at the 400Gb Hitachi, and compares it the competition, which should be up for sale in the coming month or so........




    Multiple platters .... Multiple Disks .....
    Whats the difference!!! So they have to make it a bit bigger, its 1 Tb !!!

    The point is I could easlly put 4 250s in a raid and call it a tera byte drive!

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    and you could fit all 4 of those drives into a 5 1/4" drive bay ?
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    The failure rate on larger hard disks is a lot greater iirc so be on the watchout for reliability...or warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexeus
    and you could fit all 4 of those drives into a 5 1/4" drive bay ?
    a manageable 5.25" form factor.
    Size : 6.3 x 3.4 x 10.6 in. / 173 x 88 268 mm (LxWxH)
    It looks like it'll take more than one 5 1/4" bay

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    1tb? they also do a 1.6tb drive http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10129

    I think ill go for the 400's. i am a little worried about failure hence the mirroring
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    Let us know where you find the best price for the 400's, might be interested myself, my 2 x 200's are nearly full

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    I an tempted to buy 4 x 250's... Make a nice raid 0, What do yous think?

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