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post #21 of 34
I'd rather see faster hard drives. As it is, I'm having trouble deciding between
2 160gb hard drives in Raid 0
3 80gb hard drives in Raid 0 ($20 more)

I don't use the space for anything but OS and games... well and some music. But I've been using 40 gb for the past year and I've been fine
post #22 of 34
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I've got an 80gb filled with music and video (and windows) and another 250gb thats faster that I use for games, 30% filled.
That is excactly how I have mine setup. And it is a 80GB and a 250GB too
Only that i have Windows on my 250GB.
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ive got 870 gig and its pretty much all full up
    
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post #24 of 34
I building a 1TB+ RAID array........and it will be full within days. I plan to dump all the DVDs and CDs I can into it so I can watch movies without pulling the disk out of the cabinet.
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I building a 1TB+ RAID array........and it will be full within days. I plan to dump all the DVDs and CDs I can into it so I can watch movies without pulling the disk out of the cabinet.


sounds sweet
    
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post #26 of 34
More space is great and all but we really need to see some advancements in speed, faster seeks and accesses times and much higher burst and sustained transfer rates, if you've ever moved 20-30 gigs of music all at once between drives you certainly know what I mean but even in game loads the HDD is ALWAYS the limiting factor in terms of how long it takes to load up a level.
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post #27 of 34
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I building a 1TB+ RAID array........and it will be full within days. I plan to dump all the DVDs and CDs I can into it so I can watch movies without pulling the disk out of the cabinet.
That is my plan also, although I can't decide whether to do that or get Water Cooling.

Decisions, Decisions.
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post #28 of 34
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More space is great and all but we really need to see some advancements in speed, faster seeks and accesses times and much higher burst and sustained transfer rates, if you've ever moved 20-30 gigs of music all at once between drives you certainly know what I mean but even in game loads the HDD is ALWAYS the limiting factor in terms of how long it takes to load up a level.
Seen benches on the Seagate 750gb? It's right up, only beaten by the Raptor 150gb, I believe--and that is 10krpm. They're working on it, definitely.
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post #29 of 34
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Yeah, imagine in 2020, Hard drives will be the size of like a baseball card and like hold 50 terabytes.
Sweet!

I have two drives totalling roughly 200GB. Yesterday I filled one with 100GB of FRAPS footage.
     
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post #30 of 34
anyone use hdtv? that takes up a sh.t load of space. lik 10gb+ for 2hrs and i cant b stufft reencoding it cuz each vid takes 5hrs+. i recon 2.5tb in 2009 will be just lik the 750gb now
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