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#1 Mike

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:26 AM

Wow, WD now has a 1TB drive out. Only a 1year warranty though. I wonder how many thousands of family pictures and movies will be lost when the drive eventually crashes and Mr. and Mrs. John Q don't back the drive up?

Edited by Mike, 13 October 2007 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:46 AM

i seem to be filling my drives up already
its a nightmare
and back up is horrid in that sort of capacity.
Maybe we need a Blu-Ray burner to cram 50Gb onto one disc?
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

As far as I can tell the best way to handle it right now is a mirror and backing up to an external drive as large as the mirror. Blue-Ray might be good for archives as soon as the price comes down. DVD is just painful these days.


Archives should ideally be kept off site. The external drive should probably be stored off site as well.

Edited by Farfik, 15 October 2007 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:37 PM

backups? real men don't backup-we let it all hang out, baby! :devil:

I would get a TB drive for a DVR to record HD on. If the shows go bye-bye, you can always re-record them. For data, I would stick with a redundant array (either a mirror or a raid 5 config). Backups are always the problem, the interfaces are sooo sloooow. Maybe a NAS in an offsite location.
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:43 PM

I have no more geek cred: I thought TB was talking about tuberculosis somehow. :(
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:04 PM

Hitachi thinks 4TBs by 2011 is probable
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:42 PM

Come on, isolinear chips!

1 isolinear chip=2.15kquad of data.

1 quad=1x10^16bytes (10 000 TBytes)

so a 4TB HD can be 1.86x10^-5 % of a "standard" startrek isolinear chip.

I wonder if that figure is formatted or unformatted capacity :devil:
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:14 PM

Wow, WD now has a 1TB drive out. Only a 1year warranty though. I wonder how many thousands of family pictures and movies will be lost when the drive eventually crashes and Mr. and Mrs. John Q don't back the drive up?


Only a 1year warranty though.

Sounds like a "stopper" to me.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:13 AM

/ponders backup strategy :mellow:
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 05:38 AM

/ponders Mike's Star Trek knowledge.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:42 AM

Wow, WD now has a 1TB drive out. Only a 1year warranty though. I wonder how many thousands of family pictures and movies will be lost when the drive eventually crashes and Mr. and Mrs. John Q don't back the drive up?


Only a 1year warranty though.

Sounds like a "stopper" to me.


Warranties arent necessarily an indicator of drive quality.

You should still back up regardless if it's a 5 year or 1 year warranty.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:08 AM

/ponders his collection of Star Trek tech manuals....

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