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    Seagate to produce 5TB hard drive next year, 20TB by 2020

    You can read the whole article here;https://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...mputerworld%29
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    I'm leery about this.
    It seems packing that much data into a drive is risky.

    Like the roof analogy they use, it only takes one shingle to leak to ruin your house.
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    Bany,

    Come on now don't you want to have the latest and greatest so you can be a true pioneer?
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    Ha, usually that's what I do. Run out and buy what's new..
    Not this time...I really don't need that much drive storage..

    I'm waiting for the Google Hard Drive Glasses.
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    How can we back up disks of this size reliably?
    Oh, to other disks of this size!
    Err...
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    They'd find a home in my NAS devices, if I ever need that much storage and if the price were reasonable and if the reliability was acceptable. In other words, not until the technology has proven itself but then, sure.
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    Batcher, you would need two hard drives the same size.
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    Hey Guys,

    Unless your name is George Lucas I'd be thinking you would partition that drive up into smaller pieces. I'm just sayin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    I'm leery about this.
    It seems packing that much data into a drive is risky.
    Like the roof analogy they use, it only takes one shingle to leak to ruin your house.


    That's what they said when 20 mbyte drives came out

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    Jerry & Bany,

    As they say..."the more things change the more they stay the same." Now where did I leave that buggy whip?
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on a few of them.
    The trick here is to allow them to mature.
    Let all the suckers get their licks in first, as I'm sure there will be bugs to work out.

    The 3TB drives I got from Seagate last year are working flawlessly. I don't see any reason why a 5TB can't, if they can make one, be as reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    As they say..."the more things change the more they stay the same." Now where did I leave that buggy whip?
    I never realised that whips were so technically advanced that they could have bugs in them! Or maybe you are referring to woodworm, or something which likes munching leather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Jerry & Bany,

    As they say..."the more things change the more they stay the same." Now where did I leave that buggy whip?
    Look under the bed, that's where I keep mine.
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    In ancient times, by computer standards, my first hard drive was a 20 Meg Seagate, ST-225.
    I didn't see, at that time, how anyone could ever fill a drive of that size. Compared to the old floppy disks I'd been using on my Commodore 64, that was absolutely HUGE!

    Then later, when I got a new drive, the Seagate ST-4038, full height, 30 meg drive, again I thought "how could I ever fill this thing up?". It was a monster. It looked like something designed to go into a Battle Ship.

    Well, time has passed and technology has given us 2.5" drives with 1 Terabyte of storage.
    Phenomenal! Right? Well, not if you've been keeping up with digital recording technology.

    I have, and it's really pretty amazing.

    So five or ten Terabyte drives is not too much of a stretch of the imagination. Eh?
    It's just the natural progression of the technology of digital recording.

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