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The scary thing is what to do in case of HD failure. That's putting a LOT of eggs in one basket. Imagine defraging that beast.... would take several months!
    
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The scary thing is what to do in case of HD failure. That's putting a LOT of eggs in one basket. Imagine defraging that beast.... would take several months!
Just buy a 2nd one and put it in a RAID1... duh!

Oh and the 7.5TB thing is an "estimate", there hasn't been any officially released stats on the ACTUAL storage density. Although they said it is capable of one bit (i.e core) per 70 atoms or so.

Plus I'd think that is easily fillable. My parents have a Sony 5mp Camera and a 4gig mem card, and they easily use that up on videos and photos on a weekend away... and they travel around a lot. Then theres movies, programs, music... eventually your life will be on your HDD... and as the megapixels increase in cameras and HD camcorders come in i'd say people will soon find 7.5TB barely enough to get by.
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Seagate's new tech is said to have a max of about 7.5TB per 3.5" disk.
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Seagate's new tech is said to have a max of about 7.5TB per 3.5" disk.
like I said, that was just a rough estimate done by a guy on slashdot, I think he just worked out the surface area of a 3.5" disk then figured out how many bits you could fit if they where 1 per 70 atoms. I'll be waiting for reliable figures though from the source, as i'd say it might be a lot higher.
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