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has anyone seen this?
i heard it can hold 1 TB on a 1 inch thing of some kind
i read about it some where while searching for the unit past terabyte (petabyte, then xenobyte, then zettabyte, then yottabyte)
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Yeah there are a few arcicles on it. I don't remember the details but it can hold a lot. I'm still having problems using more than 40GB though What do you do with all that space? Is it just so lazy people can not delete anything until their compter becomes a swamp? Personally I don't think anything larger than 80GB should be made otherwise people get lazy.
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
Yeah there are a few arcicles on it. I don't remember the details but it can hold a lot. I'm still having problems using more than 40GB though What do you do with all that space? Is it just so lazy people can not delete anything until their compter becomes a swamp? Personally I don't think anything larger than 80GB should be made otherwise people get lazy.
i agree with you i have had 2 20 gig hard drives for 5 yrs now and they have just recently been use up... so now i am rushing to upgrade to 2 larger drive...probably no more than 160gb total...
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for servers?
but yeah, i only use 20gigs
mostly demos for game, and SWAT 4(most kick game ever)
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Oh yeah... good point on the server thing. That would be a great use for those things. I have to admit though... I've got a good 50 gigs worth of burned DVD's because I don't like to store things not in use on my hard drive even if I do have 80 gigs free (as I do ATM).
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I got 2 160GB drives in RAID 0 for 300GB, but the second HDD was only $36 and the first 160GB I was using for my modded Xbox but realised it wasnt my HDD but the chip

Do I really need it...no, I'll never have to upgrade again
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post #7 of 12
UT2004 takes up 8 gigs, other games take up several gigs as well.

then you have archiving of files that you don't want to delete

Then you have all the DVD ISOs you keep as backup. Then you have servers.

So no, they should make big hard drives, and if I want to be lazy damnit, I'll be lazy.
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I have my 30gb and my 20gb currently filled up.. Downloading lots of things off of bittorent with no DVD's tends to make a HD fill up fast.. lol
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agree with the bit torrent and no dvds thing. also the tendancy of some people, myself included, to just hoard any and everything. the main appeal for me would be to get several of these high capacity drives and put them in a raid array (probly 5) so that i get redundancy as well. i recently had a hard drive crash on me and it keeps giving me nightmares =[
    
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
Yeah there are a few arcicles on it. I don't remember the details but it can hold a lot. I'm still having problems using more than 40GB though What do you do with all that space? Is it just so lazy people can not delete anything until their compter becomes a swamp? Personally I don't think anything larger than 80GB should be made otherwise people get lazy.

before I raided my 2 250GB....my first 250 was almost full... It's not hard. games + music + a linux partition...
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