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Old 03-10-2010, 08:26 AM   #31
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I'd be doing it once a day haha...

I had one 500GB drive last year go from working, to the next day, dead. Litterally. It gave no real indications that I could tell, that it was going at all.

I always had one problem with my computer though, that I always wondered what was causing it, where the PC would stop functioning every second and carry on. Sound would stop and start, etc; the mouse would jolt also.

But I got used to that, and after a restart, it was fine for weeks, and then would randomly do it again.

Since getting 2 new 500GB drives, I got that happening again once 2 weeks ago. So, could it be, I'm losing yet another drive?
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:29 AM   #32
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Try to bench it and see if there are huge fluctuations anywhere.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:52 AM   #33
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I have a 160GB Raptor and really don't notice much of a difference except that Windows loads a little bit faster, aside from that...? nada...but I also didn't pay full price, $80 about a year ago, so I was willing to see if it would make a difference...

I have it so I use it for my OS drive, but if I had it to do over again I would have just bought one of the bigger fast drives, probably a samsung spinpoint...
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:54 AM   #34
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^ The single platter 7200.12's are faster. Even faster than the raptors.

And they are cheap.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #35
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1000 terabytes. does anyone else in america know the metric system?
I do. It's just about all I remember from chemistry :P
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No one would need a drive any more. Would they even release one that size if they could?
That's what people said when we had 1gb drives, and 500gb drives, and 1tb drives. You can always use more storage
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:34 PM   #36
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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
We kinda already got that with mb and MB. mega-bytes and Mega-Bits.
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That's what people said when we had 1gb drives, and 500gb drives, and 1tb drives. You can always use more storage
Please... I have a hard drive with a massive 20MB of storage. Someone paid big for it.

I also have an atari tape drive. Can put about 1MB onto a standard cassette.
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This sucker is around 100kb.



We got two of them at the computer museum here in NJ.
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Nice.

At my old school, we got an old 24 inch server hard drive. Held 18MB.
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My cousin (an IT) said SSDs are gonna take over. See I just don't think the price is going to come down too much as long as people keep buying HDDs for massive storage. Is there gonna be a breaking point? Like where SSDs become so large HDDs just can't get that far...like 100TB. Because SSD tech has been getting better and better. Flash drives used to be 100 dollars for a 2 gig and I got an 16 gig for 15 dollars the other day. Question is....you guys think the 1TB SSD is gonna be cheap enough for the layman soon?
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