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Old 03-10-2010, 05:35 AM   #21
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1000 terabytes. does anyone else in america know the metric system?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:53 AM   #22
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^ I guess nobody else does lol. I prefer it personally.

There is no such thing as a petabyte drive right now. That will not exist for quite a while, and tbh, it would probably be extremely slow and would lose data easily.
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I'm holding out for the yottabyte. The force is with it
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GL with that.
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well I just imagine at that point is going to be an epic rip off. Someone can sell 1 yoctobyte but "misspell" it as yottobytes or something...and instead of a mole of bytes (yottabyte), they get 10^-24 (yoctobyte). Even in the future ppl will be ripped off for being stupid
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I have a WD cavier black TB drive. It's great for all the anime vids I have collected. Down side is if the drive fails, you lose a TB of data.
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Wait for something bigger...1 Geopbyte.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #28
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With 1TB drives being as cheap as they are, I would get 2 and RAID1 if I needed so much storage. They tend to fail more often than smaller drives.
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Ah in that case, I won't be getting a terabyte drive

I'm running 2 500GB's in RAID 1 and thats how I always will run now. I've had far too many drives fail on me in the past to trust any.
How some people run RAID 0, and feel safe, I don't know.

But yeah, less platters will effectively be faster, and also, the drive may last longer, as its got less moving parts for it to go wrong.

1024TB drives? OMG...
No one would need a drive any more. Would they even release one that size if they could?
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I back my RAID0 up every week, that's the only way I feel safe. Three separate drives = bad for reliability.
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