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They had announced that Seagate had developed a 400Gb hard disk that they were putting on a space probe or something like that and now you can actually buy it!
Ps. Not sure if this is old news though.......
 
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well, it's not old news in the sense that 400GB is the biggest hdd that you can get in the market, but at the same time, it's not as dramatic either (i.e. space probe) :) I believe a 500GB drive is expected to be in the market soon.

Anyway a 400GB hdd comes for about $250 - $300, but wait a few months and the prices would probably drop significantly...
 
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Please...Any ideas on WHAT one would use such harddrives?Give a few adv.s and disadv.s of using such a hard drive too?
 
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Only movie freaks gonna need such a mammoth drive. Not for regular chaps like us ! Well, my 40 GB drive is only 20% populated with a fair collection of Audio and Softwares.The smaller the size, better is the performance. Of course, I mean a reasonable size, not 1GB ! :lol:Also such large drives are a maintainance hazard sometimes. They heat up and the seek-time, lag increases.A 40/60GB drive with ATA100/133 compliance is a good one to choose. :D
 
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i have 160 gigs and i think i might need a new hard disk sometime next month. not every guy is average and not everyone just surf the net to check mails. people do video editing. they store home videos. with High Definition Videos coming next, any storage will be little storage. a 5.1 meg camera takes photos which comes at 5 meg a piece... times are changing and i am scared of it.
 
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Yea, I highlighted the fact that movie freaks and power-users would only need that stuff.I hope I have not missed the important point ! :D
 


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Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 07:49 PM
Please...Any ideas on WHAT one would use such harddrives?

Give a few adv.s and disadv.s of using such a hard drive too?
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The most obvious user would be a person who does video editing - when you are working with high quality videos, those GBs go reeeeaaaaaal fast.... so anyone making things like music videos, documentaries, video art, or even editing home videos woud need this drive...

and the next most obvious user would be the avid movie downloader / DVD ripper, who say perhaps likes having all his movies on his hard drive at the touch of a button... considering that simple DivX movies can be 1 - 1.5 GB a piece, a 400GB actually is not that huge for someone with a sizeable movie collection.

and along the lines of what idiot said, one of the disadvantages is that anything you do, like scanning the whole drive for viruses/spyware, is going to take a loooooong time if the drive is filled up significantly! And also, if you have that much data, you would probably want to back it up... which means buing another 400GB drive, or at least a DVD burner (but if HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray ever gets sorted, a backup for that drive would be quite easy, though probably time-consuming).

advantages - you have 400GB of space and never have to delete an e-mail.. I mean file again.
 
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their is no space which is enough :) people found it out very well with gmail ;)
 
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hmmmm .. space youu need a lot if your into graphics designing :D.... or just a teenager who loves collecting games, music, movies et and hasa huge stock ... these people need a lot of space to deal with. .. the thumb rule is buy it when you need it.. . like say by a 200gb first .. fill it up . then buy the next.. it`ll be cheaper too .. i still dont think its any point in buying a 400 gb hard disk.. its better to buy 200 + 200.. and with sata 2 coming in the market prices are sure gonna fall even more :D..
 
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i don find a 400 gb disk a good option... i wud prefer to get a dvd writer n burn dvds at 4.3gb / dvd... which means that for 160 bucks is get 43 gb... so for 1600 im thru wit a 400 gb n plus i don load my system..... but the only disadv is tat i spend time burning... but not much if u burn regularly.... n not much if it takes 14 mins at 4x to burn a full dvd
 
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Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 08:11 PM
The smaller the size, better is the performance. Of course, I mean a reasonable size, not 1GB ! :lol: Also such large drives are a maintainance hazard sometimes. They heat up and the seek-time, lag increases.
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Not true, the bigger the HD the better, the performance. For the simple reason that the data is more densely packed in. I defnitely noticed a difference in windows start up time when i upgraded from a 20GB to a 120GB.

As far as size is concerned...it's still too small, am waiting for 1TB drives. Perpendicular seems to be promising, but wonder how long till they hit the TB range. Hitachi has this interesting animation to explain how it works. (its bout 0.5Mb Flash anim)
 
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hmmm buying dvd-writer atleast now is a bit costly for the average user.. cause you wont buy 100 ka pack for dvd`s as there would`nt be much to burn.. the least you`d do would buy a 5-20 ka packs costing 40 per dvd ..then a dvd writer costs you say 3500 + extra costs of the dvd`s... and if you need storage right now.. that is say next 3-6 months you`d better off buyng a harddisk..and by the time you`d fill up the hard disk . there might just be better dvd writers to buy :D
 
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Hummm Thats the reason i go for my backup mirror drive which is again 160 gb drive...never say " I lost coz i didn't have backup"Unlikely i read the chips coming from japan which is 1 Tb and is as small as Microprocessor.Also The future of Hdd size is in PetaBytes... Yes ascending the Tb levelthat too at the cost of our regular drive..I lost the link but news are 100% As it is what i read!!
 
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Originally posted by [email protected] 29 2005, 08:48 PM
i don find a 400 gb disk a good option... i wud prefer to get a dvd writer n burn dvds at 4.3gb / dvd... which means that for 160 bucks is get 43 gb... so for 1600 im thru wit a 400 gb n plus i don load my system..... but the only disadv is tat i spend time burning... but not much if u burn regularly.... n not much if it takes 14 mins at 4x to burn a full dvd
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4x??

what media are u using... ive been burning at 16x for a fair bit of time now.Moser has 16x media available at 22 bucks a piece.

The cost of writers is down now to 2400 bucks.
 

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