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Old 10-22-2007, 11:45 AM
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Smile Sweet! 4TB Harddrives are in sight!

I can't wait to get a couple of these bad boys (in a raid of course)!

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/...2573780074FF7C

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Old 10-22-2007, 11:55 AM
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Sweet! Sign me up, I need a replacement for my 8-drive 1.75TB array.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:55 PM
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I'm waiting for stevech to show up
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:21 PM
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I'm waiting for stevech to show up
Thats why I said "RAID"!
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:36 PM
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by 2009?? I am still waiting for my flying car. Been waiting since 2000.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:53 PM
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Do you guys have any idea how long a rebuild of a raid array would take on 4TB drives!!! Think weeks!

Still, 2 of these in a mirror... not to shabby.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:48 PM
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I currently have 11 drives in my server to amount to 4TB, this would freaking sweet if it is priced reasonably.
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Can RAID controllers handle 4 TB drives?

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Old 10-23-2007, 05:57 AM
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Can RAID controllers handle 4 TB drives?

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today's controllers? probably not. Tomorrow's controllers - sure.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:33 AM
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Do you guys have any idea how long a rebuild of a raid array would take on 4TB drives!!! Think weeks!
I have five 500GB drives in one of my arrays, and rebuild takes 16 hours. At that rate, 4GB drives may take 128 hours which is 5 1/3 days. Still a long time, but not weeks.

I tend to agree that at 4GB each, I'd be inclined to mirror instead of RAID.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:49 AM
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I have five 500GB drives in one of my arrays, and rebuild takes 16 hours. At that rate, 4GB drives may take 128 hours which is 5 1/3 days. Still a long time, but not weeks.

I tend to agree that at 4GB each, I'd be inclined to mirror instead of RAID.

4TB, not GB.

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:16 PM
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4TB, not GB.
Oh yeah. I have keep reminding myself that I have over 5 *TB* on my PC, and 4GB of memory. My first PC (in 1981) was a dual sloppy floppy (5 1/4", but double sided so 320KB per diskette). By 1990, I had my first 80386, running a screaming 16 MHz and a 60 MB hard drive. When I outgrew the drive in 1991, I traded my 60MB drive in and purchased a used 120MB drive. By trading my drive in, the swap cost "only" $500 for a net increase of 60MB.

It was late 1990 my employer paid over $60,000 for the disk drives for its main computer -- and that gave it 2.4 GB total. That works out to about $25 per MB, while now I typically pay 18 - 20 *cents* per MB.

It's funny how your perspective of what constitutes alot of disk changes so quickly...
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:31 AM
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That works out to about $25 per MB, while now I typically pay 18 - 20 *cents* per MB.
For 20 cents a MB... they must be high quality!
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:38 AM
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$25 a MB to $.20 a GB is 125,000 times cheaper!!

I remember my families 1st PC in 1989 it was a Dell 12.5Mhz 286er with a 40MB HDD. I believe my Dad paid over 2 grand for it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:41 AM
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$25 a MB to $.20 a GB is 125,000 times cheaper!!

I remember my families 1st PC in 1989 it was a Dell 12.5Mhz 286er with a 40MB HDD. I believe my Dad paid over 2 grand for it.
Yeah, I got a feeling these computers are really going to take off. Eventually, you'll see a computer in every home.
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I'm working on upgrading my 10 or so (NAS) drives to 500 GB models. I'm sure as soon as I do that I'll start replacing those with 4 TB drives .....

Of course 6 months after the 4 TB drives come out and the price drops to $129 we (yes, me included) will all be drooling over those 16 TB drives that are just around the corner.
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:30 PM
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The most expensive HD I ever bought was a 1GB Micropolis ATA drive for $1500.00. It was a full height 3 1/2" drive that looked like a 512MB and 497MB to the bios.
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