Fun things to do on a 1 Gbps connection

buggybuggy

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@deezcnuts Yeah there are different levels, the coldest level is super cheap, If one was concerned about retrieval then one would not use glacial storage in the first place anyway.

The way I think of it, the cloud etc has been around just for 5-10 years now, and everyone is thinking of it in terms of immediate access, but there is a use case for longer life term data backup. All the western digital drives sitting on our desks have been bought pretty recently and will last through their life times for the next few years. What about 20-30-40 years from now?

I just feel Gigabit internet is a great tool now for being able to think on those timelines now.
 

buggybuggy

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Sorry maybe I misunderstood this part
Yeah, I do agree it's pretty useful for some people but I believe normal Google/one drive is better for majority of the people mainly because the most important data is usually not so large in actual size.

Don't know about you Rehan, I would count photos/videos as important data and the size adds up. Would't you want to be able to access them when you are 80? I know I would. Up until now all I could do was buy TB drives and back them up.

I feel in the longer run, the personal disk drives will becomes irrelevant. Might even go extinct once the disk access speeds can't keep up with the network speeds. It's already heading there.
 

Nitin

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This speed will be useful for next gen consoles (ps5, xbox series x). The game sizes are already like 60-90 gb so with this speed the downloads will only take few minutes to complete.
 


Rehan Kumar

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Definitely makes sense if you are going for storage for decades, guess not old enough and too depressed to think so far ahead nor i have any pictures/videos I think as important

But personal disk will still be pretty relevant in future for decent amount of tasks where latency is important.
No matter how advanced the technology is, speed of light will be a limiting factor
 

Rehan Kumar

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This speed will be useful for next gen consoles (ps5, xbox series x). The game sizes are already like 60-90 gb so with this speed the downloads will only take few minutes to complete.
Yeah, I remember downloading RDR 2 on PC, it took around 15 minutes
 

sriivatsava

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What @buggybuggy is trying to say makes sense. If not now it is relevant for years to come. I backed up all my digital photos from 2005 and scanned photos from the 90s in DVDs that I thought were cheap. I bought a stack of Sony DVDs and thought it is a good option for lifelong storage - a single 4.7 GB DVD costed Rs. 20. Much cheaper than HDDs or SSDs before 2015. Although they are affordable now, I don't know if I can still plug in my drive after 10 years and use it with no issues. Heck you would have to find a USB-C to USB-A connector for that. Now retrieving all the stuff from those DVDs is not an easy thing to do as I don't find a disk reader. I might do it any sooner as I fear those disks might be corrupted. Cold storage is a good option for stuff like photos and other unimportant files as the pricing might come down in a long run. Media compression is evolving and with faster connections we can have quick access to it in the future.
 


Smh

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why I didn't found this option few months ago, had to get rid of a lot of stuff I was hoarding. Deep archive will be perfect I have a lot of large video and other files that I don't actively use but just want it there to be.
 
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