PC Drive Reaches 500GB

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Lee, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Lee

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    PC Drive Reaches 500GB

    Drive capacity soars to a new high as makers begin to turn to a new recording technology.

    Hitachi's new Deskstar 7K500 drive marks several milestones in the storage industry: It's the first desktop hard drive to reach 500GB and one of the first to use the speedy new SATA II interface. In terms of how it stores data, though, the Deskstar may be among the last of its kind, as drive manufacturers begin to approach the limits of how densely they can pack data using today's standard recording technology.

    Demand for greater capacity continues to rise due in large part to a growing need for music and video storage on PCs and consumer electronics devices. To meet that need, storage vendors are turning to new recording technologies. The first of these, perpendicular recording (see "How It Works: New Drive Technology" ), will debut from Toshiba this year.

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  2. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    time to upgrade my current 160Gb Hitachi Deskstar then :) i have been waiting an increase on SeaGates 400Gb :D
     
  3. ming

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    What on earth do you guys store on your drives??? I can't even fill up my 80GB that I've had for 2-3 years now. lol :p
     
  4. Lee

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    Obviously full length Lesbian porn films.
     
  5. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    nope, 1.1Gb avi's made by underground organisations which document cool stuff :p
     
  6. Lee

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    My media drive currently contains 78 gig of naked ladies.:D
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Thought it'd be of naked men (going by your sig) lol... JK! :laugh:
     
  8. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    240 Gb and I have 160 left......
     
  9. Lee

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    You trying to flirt with me? :wub:
     
  10. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Pervert's.You guy's need to find the right woman then you wouldn't need to collect porn :lick:
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    700GB here, got around 300GB free, only have that much space so I don't have to upgrade again any time soon, future proofing... sort of :p

    Would be nice to replace all 4 drives with a 500GB model though. :D :D
     
  12. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I have 80GB and can barely fill that,still got 64 left :laugh:
     
  13. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    710 gigs. about.. 50 left unfilled...
     
  14. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    the only thing that bothers me about drives that large is that it takes a very large drive to back it up. I couldn't imagine losing 500GB of data, even the thought of losing 10GB of data is a nightmare to me.
     
  15. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    My comp crashed 2 week ago and I lost about 6 gigs of music and about 120 gigs of videos. It was hell! Especiall since Norton refuses to put my music back!
     
  16. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I'd prefer having two separate drives (160GB max each).
    Way too risky putting everything on to one drive.
     
  17. true true
     
  18. i got my 120gb filled up like 10gb left from it but my 80gb has like 30 or 40 gb left on it
     
  19. Lee

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    Did I say I downloaded it?

    I am far from a pervert dear!
     
  20. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I have 830GB in one of my machines, and it has about 420GB free.
    Most of it is programs, graphics designs, music, site backups, Some DVDs I found for free on the net... :)