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*Cough* 2TB HDD *Cough*
Did you not read the part about installing/uninstalling HDDs?

Optical media is FAR less hassle to the 99% of the world who have never even seen an HDD.
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Cool. I always archive my old/irreplaceable things on DVD DL so this will be good.
    
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I remember reading an article on the holographic data disc nearly 10 years ago. At that time they were quoting sizes around 100GB which sure was nice back then.
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post #24 of 54
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Did you not read the part about installing/uninstalling HDDs?

Optical media is FAR less hassle to the 99% of the world who have never even seen an HDD.
What's wrong with External Hardrives?
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What's wrong with External Hardrives?
Every. Single. One. I've owned died LONG before its time. Even sitting on a desk. AWFUL reliability for long term storage. Especially for anything important. Quality CD media (i.e. Taiyo Yuden) doesn't croak sitting in a dark closet for a long time.

My personal belief is that internal HDDs by-and-large have good lifespans because they are shipped in containers wrapped in fragile tape. External drives get man-handled by airport luggage employees.
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post #26 of 54
I have hot-swap bays on all my desktop machines. Very convenient. While I like the idea of 500gb removable media, I myself will be sticking to physical hard discs for a while.

My workplace on the other hand, could really use something like this.
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*Smacks head*
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*Smacks head*
You can smack your head if you want, I know pro photogs who have fallen victims to both on-site and off-site HDD archive backups dying. For archive purposes HDDs just don't do it. One guy I know presently has 6 backups locally and off-site and in a safe.


If you're a consumer and only risk losing your Steam games, then HDDs are great. If you're dealing with anything that needs to be there (enterprise or business data etc), optical has less risk of fault.
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Originally Posted by Scars Unseen View Post
The RIAA hasn't managed to get capital punishment pushed through yet, so you're still stuck with the choice between discs or lawsuit. Give them time, though.
^lol

On topic...Cool 500gb is disk cool
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post #30 of 54
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If you're a consumer and only risk losing your Steam games, then HDDs are great. If you're dealing with anything that needs to be there (enterprise or business data etc), optical has less risk of fault.
This.

Businesses need backup, and hard disks fail. The ones I've managed have archived significant amounts of data, and didn't use optical media, but tape drives. I've seen people with big NAS backups, but they usually have a huge shelf of burned DVD backups too in case the drive(s) fail.

Both on-site backups and off-site backups in case of fire or natural disaster. Either way, being able to put 500gb on a single disk will definitely make someone's life easier.

Also, even optical or tape media has a shelf life - though it is pretty long.
    
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