Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Disk Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by michail iakovou yos, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. michail iakovou yos, Jan 5, 2007
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    Gary Mount Guest

    Gary Mount, Jan 5, 2007
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  3. Won't be available to me (affordable) in a new system until late 2008 or
    first part of 2009.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Jan 5, 2007
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  4. Sounds like the race is on to see which manufacturer can produce the first
    hard drive whose warranty will expire before it finishes formatting.
    Maybe we need a new paradigm - a convention to start using hard drive space
    even as the remainder of the drives capacity continues to format.
    Just my 2¢ worth.
    - Stan
     
    Stan Shankman, Jan 5, 2007
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  5. Maybe we need a new paradigm - a convention to start using hard drive
    You can do that already, make 2 partitions, use the first while the second
    is formating
     
    michail iakovou yos, Jan 5, 2007
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  6. But why not use the existing partition while it is still formatting?
    That's what I'm talking about.
    Remember how you used to have to re-boot after installing a program? Once
    you had to do that, but now, the times they are a changin'.
    - Stan
     
    Stan Shankman, Jan 5, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    Doesn't Windows' Quick Format already do that?

    Dale
     
    Dale, Jan 5, 2007
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    Stubby Guest

    Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket!
     
    Stubby, Jan 5, 2007
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    Beck Guest

    How can it delete files if you are using them?
     
    Beck, Jan 5, 2007
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    William Guest

    I am running RC2, Office 2003 and several other applications, I have system Restore turned off and the paging file on the 2nd hard drive and all I am using is 8.33 gigabytes of a 60 gigabyte drive. I don't foresee the need for a terabyte hard drive for a long time.

    And 300TB hard drive to arrive by 2010
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36675
     
    William, Jan 5, 2007
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  11. Let's see...

    I have digital camcoder and still camera that I'm using on regular basis; 10-year archive of my digital life; recorded TV programs (growing very quickly); ripped music CDs; games that nowadays require several gigs of disk space each...

    I can easily fill a good half of 1TB HDD right now. And I will as soon as I can afford it. Actually I was thinking about 3x500GB HDDs in a RAID-5 but now I'm not sure which is better.

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    Alexander Suhovey
    I am running RC2, Office 2003 and several other applications, I have system Restore turned off and the paging file on the 2nd hard drive and all I am using is 8.33 gigabytes of a 60 gigabyte drive. I don't foresee the need for a terabyte hard drive for a long time.

    And 300TB hard drive to arrive by 2010
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36675
     
    Alexander Suhovey, Jan 5, 2007
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    David Hearn Guest

    That article, dated 4th Jan 07 says Seagate is expecting to produce the
    drive within 6 months - and "No company has since announced a drive with
    750GB or greater capacity."

    Then today arrives:

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/01/05/hitachi_unveils_first_1tb_hdd/

    Hitachi announce the same thing 1 day later, but shipping in the next 3
    months! Talk about trying to out do the other. They're also releasing
    a 750GB version too.

    Strange though that they said: "Hitachi's announcement is the first
    formal introduction of a 1TB desktop drive. That said, Seagte is
    expected to announce a 1TB unit of its own next week at the Consumer
    Electronics Show (CES)"

    So maybe Seagate hasn't formally announced?

    D
     
    David Hearn, Jan 5, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    I don't see the need for a 500 HP car either but I'd have one if I could
    afford it. The nice thing is, I can afford the terabyte hard drive.

    Just keep in mind, he who dies with the biggest and most toys wins! Don't
    drop out of the man-club, buddy. Get that terabyte drive!

    Dale



    I am running RC2, Office 2003 and several other applications, I have system
    Restore turned off and the paging file on the 2nd hard drive and all I am
    using is 8.33 gigabytes of a 60 gigabyte drive. I don't foresee the need for
    a terabyte hard drive for a long time.

    And 300TB hard drive to arrive by 2010
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36675
     
    Dale, Jan 5, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    The RAID-5 is clearly better, somewhat for speed but a whole lot for
    reliability. Otherwise, how are you going to backup a terabyte drive?
    Besides, RAID is another power toy and adds to your ranking in the man club.

    Dale



    Let's see...

    I have digital camcoder and still camera that I'm using on regular basis;
    10-year archive of my digital life; recorded TV programs (growing very
    quickly); ripped music CDs; games that nowadays require several gigs of disk
    space each...

    I can easily fill a good half of 1TB HDD right now. And I will as soon as I
    can afford it. Actually I was thinking about 3x500GB HDDs in a RAID-5 but
    now I'm not sure which is better.

    --
    Alexander Suhovey
    I am running RC2, Office 2003 and several other applications, I have system
    Restore turned off and the paging file on the 2nd hard drive and all I am
    using is 8.33 gigabytes of a 60 gigabyte drive. I don't foresee the need for
    a terabyte hard drive for a long time.

    And 300TB hard drive to arrive by 2010
    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36675
     
    Dale, Jan 5, 2007
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    Randy Guest

    Wonder if they're using technology shown on PBS's Wired Science? Two
    enthusiasts collect viruses from Yellowstone National Park, empty their
    insides and install whatever nano parts they like. They showed that they
    were already working to launch current hard drive density up about 10^4.

    http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience/
     
    Randy, Jan 5, 2007
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    arachnid Guest

    A *Real* man would buy one for each machine in his personal Beowolf
    cluster...
     
    arachnid, Jan 5, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    Cluster? I'm googling Beowolf with a hungry gleam in my eye now!
     
    Dale, Jan 5, 2007
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  18. That actually isn't true. I am using a Seagate 7200.10 (750GB with the same
    perpendicular recording) as my C: drive for Vista x64 and it only took about
    an hour to do a full format. I think the perpendicular recording plays a
    role in that.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 5, 2007
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  19. why full? a quick format is enough


     
    michail iakovou yos, Jan 5, 2007
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  20. Why not? Sometimes I feel better doing a full format if I am erasing an
    older or broken system. Just a preference. My point, however, was that if
    it takes 30 minutes to format a 75GB drive it doesn't follow that it would
    ake ten times longer to format a 750GB drive because the technology has
    changed.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 6, 2007
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