when will we see 1TB hard drives

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  1. dephilile

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    Hey. Just wondering on what peoples opinions are on when we will see 1TB hard drives now that Seagate have started producing drives using perpendicular storage.
     
  2. Chamelion

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    Wow, not so sure I would trust 1000gb worth of data to one drive unless I was simply handling large files over a massive raid array... Certainly wouldn't try storing my personal files on one :p
     
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    i would have said the same thing a few years ago about 200gig drives.
     
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    I've seen some terabyte HD thing at Harvey Norman about a year ago, for about $1000. What is that, isn't that a HD, or is that numerous HD's in one box?
     
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    Your ANSWER is here

    from Seagate

    http://dl.tv/blogs/digitallifetv/archive/2006/07/27/17085.aspx

    "How long before Terabyte hard drives, increasing areal density with heat, and a whole lot more: Patrick sat down w/ Brian Dexheimer, an Executive VP from Seagate, to quiz the biggest company in hard drives about what's coming down the pike, the purchase of Maxtor, how long term research is crucial for maintaining an edge, and whole lot more."
     
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    yeah, i think it was two 500gigs in one thing.
     
  7. Aetherone

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    lol, I remember people saying almost the same thing about 1 (one) gig drives.
     
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    At the moment there is just the Maxtor OneTouch III 1TB external drives.
     
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    they arent a 1TB harddrive.. they are a 1TB solution.
    most likely 2x 500GB drives.

    lacie have a 2TB solution with 4x500GB drives.
     
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    I recall that about 120MB ones too ;)

    Then as now, backup solutions for the home tend to lag behind, but for the enterprise they are quite capable of backing it all up.
     
  11. quirdan

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    It will be a 0.931GB less filesystem overhead.

    *shakes fist at base 10 rounding*
     
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    The worst thing is, is that it won't be 1TB, it'll be 850-900gb, which really sucks.. but that's what you get when you blow your money on one big drive, i'd prefer 4 250's.

    but nonetheless, it'll be very soon - I'd put my money on a month or two.
     
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    I wouldn't have thought it would have been too long as from what I've read perpendicular technology can handle drives to 5TB's.
     
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    Doesnt matter if you go 4x250gb, 2x500gb or 1x1TB it is still going to amount to 931gb after formatting, also whether you run them in a Stripe RAID, or run them seperately, it is STILL going to be 931gb formatted space in total :)
     
  15. changlinn

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    Well we already have 750gb drives, I heard from a supplier that seagate will be doing one last quater this year.
     
  16. lazyboy1984

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    yep exactly. as long as a solid backup solution is setup, you got nothing to worry about. however affordability is the main issue :lol:

    it's cheaper to buy 2x250GBs at the moment instead of a single 500GB. it's more likely that 500GB will become more affordable and buying 2 instead of a single 1TB drive will be the more economical option. not to mention safer.
     
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    Your showing your age now ;)

    Shall be interesting to see the introduction price of 1tb's
     
  18. W.G.A.F

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    Well according to that video interview with the Seagate rep, Seagate are aiming to sell the 1TB drives at 50 cents per GB or U.S $500. If that holds true then some hefty price reductions are in order over next year on lower capacity models.

    Of course you can almost guarantee that Australia will get shafted when the time comes and prices here will be higher than the then current exchange rate should dictate. ie if $1.00 AU = .75 U.S at the time you can bet we'll pay $700+ instead of $625.
     
  19. Zzapped

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    Im more interested in when large capacity solid state drives will be affordable to those of us who arent Bill gates

    Cheers

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  20. Reaper

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    And I'm more interested in solid state that isn't based on flash ram. You know, something that will last longer than a week. :D I'd like to see solid state devices that last for their storage lifetimes. As in the only reason you'd upgrade it is because it's not big enough anymore.

    Anyways, 1TB will be a nice milestone, (sort of like 1GHZ processors), but I'd like to see 2TB drives. But also that said, I really have no use for that much space as a nice 320GB drive will do me very well for a long time.
     

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