June 15th, 2004, 06:22 AM
400 gig hds?
Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) announced today it has greatly expanded its line of personal computing hard drives, unveiling new internal and external hard drives with 400GB capacities, a new small footprint portable external hard drive with up to 100GB capacity and the world's first pocket external hard drive.
It also goes on to talk about a USB hd thats 5gigs in size.
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June 15th, 2004, 09:16 AM
Damn that's a huge HarDrive it would take me forever just to come close to filling one of them up..
Thanks for the link hjack i found plenty of handy information there..
June 15th, 2004, 01:01 PM
I don't even fill up the 200gb at home that I already have. The 400 would leave plenty of room for dust! Anyway, thanks for the read and computers will continue to get faster and HDD capacities continue to grow with the demand.
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June 16th, 2004, 08:08 PM
of the only parts in the home pc world that did not develop like all other parts is the harddisk. ok they all got smaller in size and have more storage capacity, and they spin faster. However real structural improvements are not so common. Long time you had the ATA (EIDE) standard and SCSI, SCSI and ATA advanced into faster siblings like U320 SCSI and U-ATA and recently the SATA standard came out, but still the HDD stays the bottleneck in the box. Still it's impresive to see how fast the storage capacity standards are set. Not so long ago a disk larger than 8 GB was real freaky big, now it's peanuts. So 400 GB yep that's a lot of space, besides for those looking for large disks, Lacie makes external storage devices with 500 GB capacity with USB2.0 and Firewire connectivity.
June 17th, 2004, 04:21 PM
You have a good point there VictorKaum, all the effort that has gone into advancing hard drives seems to have just gone into making them bigger.
To the avarage bloke buying a computer he just wants to see 100GB, he prob doesn't know what 7200rpm means, which is why IMHO they have just been made bigger.
Unlike processors where bigger numbers means a faster processor, hdd sizes obviously dont relate to speed!
I remeber starting this post off last year, Ive yet to see the Hard Drives tho!
June 18th, 2004, 12:43 AM
DAMN, who would acctually need a 400gb hard drive. I had a 40gb and i run winXP and RH9, i didnt even fill up half of it.
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June 18th, 2004, 01:17 PM
Depends what you do with it.
If you copy a dvd to your hard drive, there is anything upto 9GB gone, just with one film!
Alot of the newer games are over a 1GB now aswell.
Sooner or later (if there isnt already) games will be on DVD media, so larger hard drives are going to be a must!
June 18th, 2004, 06:00 PM
wow 400 gigs...imagine a whole server filled with those ...man its making me sick of dreaming of stuff like that, like servers with TBs which cost $10,000+ but its a nice thing that hard drive...kinda like that mini drive, the size of an eyeball with like 3 gigs, i posted that somewhere i believe...
June 18th, 2004, 07:14 PM
UT2004 takes up 5.5 GB on it's own, UT2003 takes up 3GB, Thief takes up 2Gb... My drive fills up fast...
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June 21st, 2004, 10:35 AM
I can imagine someone's server moving over to that. Lucky person they are. Not my server though -- PATA & SCSI here. I can't even hope to make room in my budget for a 36GB SCSI disk -- a SCSI version of this would bankrupt me. I can just hope to score some cheap disks off of that person upgrading though...I wouldn't mind having 250gb disks.
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I could really use two of those drives in RAID-1 right now, the way my system has been acting up. Dang, splitting a 400GB RAID array, upgrading, and then recovering painlessly when everything decides to go haywire like it did this week... And having kick butt loading times for games to boot.
What a dream -- I hope it comes true