Thread: Enourmous HDD?
August 1st, 2002, 01:46 PM #21
haha you guys built up the price so much , i was excpecting 600 or 700, and so i was surprised to "see it so low" at a "measley" 400.
August 1st, 2002, 02:08 PM #22
The quick answer as to why is quick access to your data.
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How are you to retrieve that file you want quickly when it's on one of dozens of CDs or DVDs?
Optical may be good for backup, but it's not going to "get it now".
but, I'd still like one of them suckers!!!
August 1st, 2002, 03:40 PM #23
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think of what a raid 0 with that drive
yum yum and then some
August 1st, 2002, 04:11 PM #24Originally posted by shahani
Dude, you gotta have partitions in a drive that size. Defrag's not a problem if you schedule it for nites or whenever you sleep.
Only thing about defragging at night is you have to make sure that some programs need to be disabled to keep from restarting it.....PITA... I ran a defrag last night on 2 drives...still took forever...
August 1st, 2002, 05:11 PM #25
WOW Talk about having enough space! I would love to have that, but I would never use it all. I would be better off saving tons of money for something else, and just getting a HDD half that size! Right now I have a 40 gig and it is more than enough. Still, it would be great to have one of those
August 1st, 2002, 05:23 PM #26
I just bought an 80gig... and have started editing home videos... it's half full... and I've only done maybe 2.5 hrs with of video (HQ of course) but it just wouldn't be possible with a small hdd
August 1st, 2002, 05:40 PM #27
If size is important to you, you can save money by going big. Larger drives are cheaper when you break down the cost per GB.
20GB=$78 or $3.90/GB
60GB=$129 or $2.15/GB
100GB=$186 or $1.86/GB
200=$399 or $2.00/GB
The 100GB drive looks like the bargain here, although I didn't calculate every drive there. At $399, the 'Zilla isn't all that bad a buy.
The day is near when terabyte-size storage capacity will be within the grasp of the home user.
Anyone know where I can buy a nice, new 10GB drive? I have trouble filling my old WD 6.4GB.
Last edited by M_Six; August 1st, 2002 at 05:52 PM.You can't fix stupidity.
August 1st, 2002, 06:35 PM #28
In Richard Cranium's defense I've got to say that having a HD that big is really kinda pointless for me. I don't do digital video and am really picky about what I leave on my HD (if only I could keep my desk so clean!). I could do fine with 30 gigs and never think twice about space constraints.... but, as I undestand it, all other things being equal, a bigger drive is "usually" faster do to the that the data is closer together on the drive. And that's where you get my attention. Right now I'd love to have a 100 WD with the 8 meg buffers not for the size but for the speed!Where's Lunch?
August 1st, 2002, 07:20 PM #29
I'm looking at things like Virtual CD (I HATE CD swapping) so Hard rive space is a must for me. I think 100GB would be good for me though.
August 1st, 2002, 07:58 PM #30
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Id have that full in a month. Ive got a 20gb and a 30gb, both WD caviars. They each have about 2gb or less free on em.
August 1st, 2002, 09:25 PM #31
4 Drivezilla's in a RAID 0 array across all 4 drives would make approximately an 800Gb drive...
it should only take a day or two to partion and format all the partitions
Hey, put one on the main IDE channel and you have 1Tb of storage in one computer
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August 2nd, 2002, 12:43 PM #32
It would be very difficult to back up the contents of a single monster disk. Consider going with two! This is a little steep for the 200Gb W.D., but necessary. Mirroring, or copying the most important things to both disks would minimize the damage when the dreaded day arrives when a disk departs, as they all will.
I've been doing this for a couple of years, first 20Gb units, then 40's, and now 80's. So far it saved me once!
It's amazing how stuff accumulates!
August 2nd, 2002, 01:11 PM #33
so MaxVal -- have you any particular favourite way of mirroring drives? I could really do with a simple and reliable method for entire disks under winXP/2000 (beyond using the CLI -- 'cptree' etc)
August 4th, 2002, 10:23 PM #34
Just set up one drive the way you want it, go into Disk Management, set both drives as "Dynamic", and when you go to create a partition on the second drive it will give you the option of setting it up as a mirror. Once you do it will regenerate the mirror and you'll be all set. The Help files are pretty good on how to set that up in Win2K.You can't fix stupidity.
August 5th, 2002, 08:48 AM #35
If I chose to mirror, I would opt for a Promise RAID solution. It's reasonably priced and works!
The solution suggested by M_Six has the advantage of no extra cost, and should work as well.
Personally, I don't use mirroring myself due to the fact that any virus that manages to mess with the disk's boot sector or partition data will do so to both disks. I simply copy the primary disk to the secondary from time to time using Norton Ghost.
Ghost is available separately, or as part of SystemWorks Professional. I recommend the package as it contains Norton Utilities and AntiVirus as well. If you search, you should find the OEM version for less than $20!
Between disk clones, simply save those things that you can to both disks. It may not be a perfect solution, but it can help.
Last edited by MaxVal; August 5th, 2002 at 12:37 PM.
August 5th, 2002, 10:54 AM #36
Thanks Max and M_Six -- Norton sounds about right, so I'll give it a try
August 5th, 2002, 11:23 AM #37
isnt 2 x 100 gig in spanning or stripeing in raid cheaper than 1 x 200 gig?
August 7th, 2002, 04:48 AM #38
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I have two friends who each have over half a terabyte of hard drive space on thier computers. One of them has to take the side cover off his computer and stick a box fan next to it, it gets so hot from all the drives, (you can feel the heat coming from the case...can't be good) and the other has a stack of three or four external firewire drives on top of his computer (not to mention his two servers).
Me, I have a mere 160 gigs +/- of space...my old box is basically full, but my new one, with the 120 Gig WD Special Edition, only has 5 gigs used. So far.
August 7th, 2002, 04:57 AM #39why in the world would anyone need such a huge drive ?
August 7th, 2002, 05:32 AM #40
We need a new way to store infromation =Pi9300, lovin it!
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