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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
why is it only 400MB? I would expect Nasa to be using.... like 1TB super hard drives in RAID.
Heh...

Clearly you are unaware of the lengthy "equipment procurement" process within the government.

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post #12 of 55
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Edwards said the Seagate hard drive -- which was about eight years old in 2003 -- featured much greater fault tolerance and durability than current hard drives of similar capacity.
I tough our technology would have evolved over the years.

Tell me that they are still using the same 13years old model and i lose all hope for our future.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
well I knew it was about 5-6 years ago, but even then they had 100-200GB hard drives.
You missed the other major point.
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Wow. I hope that data has an impact on current research. It'd be nice for something good to come of such a tragedy.
    
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post #16 of 55
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Originally Posted by Galidan View Post
I think I see a new advertising slogan for Seagate.

"Can survive atmospheric reentry."

/Galidan
Thats the kind of slogan that would have me ditch WD.
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post #17 of 55
I know what hdds I'm buying in future...this is crazy, and at least the victims of the columbia disaster haven't totally died in vain, that their final trip brought some useful data back to earth
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400MB Seagate
Take that Western Digital!
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99%, they failed.

That just simply isn't good enough! Work harder men! *cracks whip*
"Err...Sir...that important information you wanted...the stuff you said was really really important? *points at 1%* "
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post #20 of 55
They said the HD was already 8 years old in 2003, meaning that drive was made in 1995. So obviously Nasa had the best back in the 90's. lol
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