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Do you have a terabyte yet?

Old 05-02-04, 06:52 PM
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Do you have a terabyte yet?

I almost put this in Tech Talk, but it feels more like an Other topic.

I just installed a new hard drive and realized I just crossed the 1 tb threshold.

How many of you folks have done the same?


(re tech talk - ok, guess that move answers that as to where it belongs....)

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Old 05-02-04, 06:59 PM
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2 x 120GB
2 x 40GB
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Old 05-02-04, 07:01 PM
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It's a Tech Talk subject and owned capacity is covered fairly regularly in that forum.
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Old 05-02-04, 07:06 PM
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Not in HD space. But I have just over a terabyte in RAM.
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25GB C: windows, a few other programs and then mostly empty
60GB D: most pf my programs and all my data not quite full
60GB partitioned into 1GB E: for dos (partitioned as fat16), 10GB F: partitioned as fat32, planned on being shared between windows and solaris and or linux. other 40+gb will be used for solaris for sure and probably linux too. intention is to tri boot and use boot floppy for dos, or possibly quad boot
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Old 05-02-04, 07:31 PM
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~1180 GB == 5 computers and 3 200GB external HDs.
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only 205 on my main machine right now

I dont count the other networked computers
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Old 05-02-04, 07:35 PM
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1 x 60gb in the laptop
1 x 80gb in the desktop

And...just ordered a 120gb USB HD for file storage along with a new digital camera.
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1 x 150 (mass storage)
1 x 35 (10k RPM raptor for just Windows)
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Total: 265GB
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Old 05-02-04, 07:41 PM
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It's going to get easier to have over a terabyte...

Hitachi's new 400GB drive
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Old 05-02-04, 08:41 PM
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I've got:

1x 120GB
1x 36GB Raptor
2x 40GB
1x 80GB

not too shabby

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Old 05-02-04, 08:55 PM
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2x200GB
1x120GB
4x40GB
1x45GB
1x20GB
2x80GB
1x50GB
1x12GB
1x0.12GB (yes 120MB)
1x4GB
1x6GB

Total, 977.12 GB
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Old 05-02-04, 09:17 PM
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PC1:

250gb
160gb
120gb

530gb

PC2:

2x 160gb
2x 80gb

480gb
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1010gb

So I'm 14gb short of a terabyte.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Not in HD space. But I have just over a terabyte in RAM.
Moving to Mature!
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Old 05-02-04, 10:24 PM
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Wow...I have old computers.

I have 3....2 that were given to me, and a 3rd I built out of spare parts back in '99-'00.

I think I have:

1 20gig
1 15 gig
1 10 gig (not sure, maybe a 15gig)
1 540 meg (yup..meg. Cavier from '95...?)

I am thinking about getting a laptop before I head back to school in the fall. Dell vs. Powerbook...not sure which. (Most likely a dell, but powerbooks are cool)

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Old 05-02-04, 10:46 PM
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I literally can't count the drives now. I have a bunch of 80-120s that I use for backup and just got a 120 in a nice USB/Firewire enclosure a couple of weeks ago. I know that put me over 2TB.

Drives are so cheap now that I built a cheapie system and just threw a 120GB WD in there 'cause it wasn't doing anything and I didn't want to worry about having to needing room in the future.
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Old 05-02-04, 10:49 PM
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160gb + 160gb + 160gb + 80gb + 40gb + 20gb + 20gb = 640gb. Crap.

I'm looking to buy 900gb of storage in the next six months, so that should boost me way over the mark. In fact, it'll be three 300gb drives softRAIDed, but it still counts.

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Old 05-02-04, 11:04 PM
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Wow, 400GB! Me likee.

My PowerMac has

1x20
1x60
1x120

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Old 05-02-04, 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by jrobinson
Total, 977.12 GB
It's such a waste though, since most of the data is the SAME data just back'd up. For some reason, I tend to have drives fail a lot, so I buy drives to back stuff up... and end up backing those up too... it's an endless cycle.

Thank god for DVD burners... 1 DVD-R is such much more practical than a billion CD-Rs.
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Old 05-02-04, 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by jrobinson
Thank god for DVD burners... 1 DVD-R is such much more practical than a billion CD-Rs.
Uh... it's only seven CD-Rs, there, skippy.

Seriously, I'm pretty disappointed with the capacity of DVD-Rs. When we upgraded from 1.44" floppy to CD-R, that was a 464-fold increase in storage space. You could jam the data from all of the floppies you owned onto one or two CD-Rs; and with 5gb hard drives being the norm, it only took about 8 CD-Rs to back up your whole drive.

By those standards, today's medium of choice falls very flat. 160gb hard drive takes 35 DVD-Rs to back up completely. A seven-fold increase is pretty pitiful.

I'll wait 'til we have a 30gb, cheap, removal optical disc to get excited.

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Old 05-03-04, 12:03 AM
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I'm just a few gigs short of "my home network is cool" unless you count the other two computers I have sitting right next to me - one is sd-3.com and the other is my test computer for linux, dos, etc. Only 437.07 gigs on my main computer (actual usable storage, not max storage).
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I just built a porn server that has 500 GB (2 x 250 GB HD) capacity for Japanese porn movies. I'm in the process of moving the current 200 GB archive to the new drives. The server also has 4 more free drive bays for future expansion.
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