Seagate first with 1.5TB hard drives

New news and release discussion.
Locked
Andy
User avatar
Administrator
Posts: 12621
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:47 am
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Seagate first with 1.5TB hard drives

Post by Andy »

Seagate first with 1.5TB hard drives
One terabyte hard drives still cramping your decadent data storage lifestyle? No more tears. Seagate is rolling out 1.5TB HDDs this August.

Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 will use four platters to cram the scale-tipping new raw capacity into an eleventh generation of its flagship drive. The storage firm points out its the single largest hard drive capacity bump in the last 50 years.

As the name suggests, the HDD spins at 7,200RPM. The 3Gb/s SATA I interface has a sustained data rate of up to 120MB/s.

The disks are also sold in 1TB, 750GB, 640GB, 500GB, 320GB, and 160GB varieties with cache options of 32MB and 16MB.
Source and more on this story:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/10 ... nt5tb_hdd/

mrpijey
User avatar
Administrator
Posts: 8156
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:28 pm
Contact:

Post by mrpijey »

Great! Now I can feed my server with more drives!
Image
Official guidelines: The Definitive Guide to BetaArchive :: Abandonware
Channels: Discord :: Twitter

mdogg
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 954
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 9:39 am
Location: My house

Post by mdogg »

Excellent. Seagate drives are great. At least, none of them have died on me.
Image

zchri9
Donator
Posts: 298
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:51 am

Post by zchri9 »

Wow
How could i fill up 1.5TB

4tified
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 725
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:16 am
Location: TeXaS

Post by 4tified »

zchri9 wrote:Wow
How could i fill up 1.5TB

I can think of 1,000,000 ways, but betas is the only one that's important
Laptop: Precision M6300 2.4GHz Core 2 T8300 / 4GB RAM / 320GB HD / ATI Quadro FX 3600m
Server: PowerEdge 1950 (Gen III) (x1) 2.5Ghz Xeon E5420 / 24GB FB-DDR2 / 1.5tb 7.2k SAS RAID 0
Desktop: Precision T5500 2.66GHz Xeon X5650 / 24GB DDR3 ECC / 2x 300GB Seagate 15k7

mrpijey
User avatar
Administrator
Posts: 8156
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:28 pm
Contact:

Post by mrpijey »

Once you start storing away those HD movies you'll find that 1.5TB is NOTHING. I know, I got over 3TB worth in HD movies, and those are stored in a smaller size than original HD-DVD/Bluray format. Not to mention that I also store all my original DVD:s on HD as well. The time is coming where ppl actually store their stuff on disk instead of using cheap plastic discs, and when that day comes people will need all the space they can get. How exciting is it to dig up that scratched up disc somewhere when all you need is just to find the remote, press a button and get presented with a menu of all your music, video, photos and even games... That's how I run it now using Vista Media Center. I'll never go back to cheapsh!t plastic storage.
Image
Official guidelines: The Definitive Guide to BetaArchive :: Abandonware
Channels: Discord :: Twitter

wolfhunter3
FTP Access
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:20 pm

Great!

Post by wolfhunter3 »

I have so much junk I could fill one up in a few weeks. And Seagate drives are the best!

mdogg
User avatar
Donator
Posts: 954
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 9:39 am
Location: My house

Post by mdogg »

A good use of 1.5TB drives would be to run the BA server on them.
Image

IainK
User avatar
FTP Access
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:02 am
Location: Dundee, UK
Contact:

Post by IainK »

1.5TB of space really is nothing, I have around 300gigs of TV in standard def alone and as for HD....it's just silly, I can't afford to store it!

RGaspar
User avatar
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:51 am

Post by RGaspar »

Yeah, the space is impressive anyway.

But I expected a bigger leap over the 1 TB model (anyway half of it, 500 GB, it's good).

What's incredible is the new storage capabilites that an average user needs today.

I remember back on the late 90s dreaming on 20 GB HD thinking that would be enough for the rest of our lifes.


Haha when Windows Millenium came I thought it consumed insane HD space: almost a CD! (5XX MB if I'm not wrong). Look now, a single game could eat 12 GB. 10 programs like that and you've more than 10% of a Tera Disk. Today anything is enough.

--------------
I'm so newbie here.

I'm speechless

Locked