5TB External HDDs Arriving in Three Months?

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To be more exact (using 150KB/s uncompressed CD sound, and 1TB=1000GB, 1GB=1000MB) that's 1.06 years of music playing 24-7. But because it's Seagate, the drive will fail before you get to that point.
 

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These companies CONSUMER businesses are in jeopardy once cloud computing becomes mainstream. I'm sure they'd be looking to form stronger ties with corporations that provide cloud services as of now.
 

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[citation][nom]jcb82[/nom]These companies CONSUMER businesses are in jeopardy once cloud computing becomes mainstream. I'm sure they'd be looking to form stronger ties with corporations that provide cloud services as of now.[/citation]

Cloud computing has serious limitations though, first of which is your internet connection. I work with large databases and fiber is not available in my area, so there is no way I would be able to work from home using the cloud.
 

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Wow, I don't have enough pr0n to fill that drive! :D

[citation][nom]HansVonOhain[/nom]5 Months would be in March.[/citation]

Thanks for stating the obvious.

[citation][nom]Seagatehasbeenhjunksincethe80s[/nom]To be more exact (using 150KB/s uncompressed CD sound, and 1TB=1000GB, 1GB=1000MB) that's 1.06 years of music playing 24-7. But because it's Seagate, the drive will fail before you get to that point.[/citation]

Nonsense; Seagate is a great brand and has been very reliable for me. There're some Seagates that came out when SATA first appeared, and they still run fine on the PCs I repair...

Anyway, I've got a WD 1.36 TB external drive and it still has 880GB free. What I want now is more affordable SSDs; very few people have enough data to even fill 2TB (unless they download every movie they see and hear about, like some do).
 

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This is what I'm waiting for!
Of course the first year the price will be prohibitive, but soon after that a 5TB internal drive will be around $150-$180 US.

I will a few of this when they hit that point.
I currently have most of my movies on hard drives and I have simply ran out of space. I want 8 of this 5TB drives in a NAS!

 

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[citation][nom]Seagatehasbeenhjunksincethe80s[/nom]To be more exact (using 150KB/s uncompressed CD sound, and 1TB=1000GB, 1GB=1000MB) that's 1.06 years of music playing 24-7. But because it's Seagate, the drive will fail before you get to that point.[/citation]

Yippee.. lets get technical! Assuming typical CD-quality music, then you're dealing with PCM 16 bit 44.1khz quality sound, which has an uncompressed bit rate of 1411.1kilobits/second. Convert that to kiloBYTES is 176.4KB/s. Also, 1024 KB = 1 MB, and 1024 MB = 1 GB not multiples of 1000!! So convert to real storage numbers 5*1000/1024 = 4.8828125. 4.8828125*1024*1024*1024/176.4 = 29721542 seconds of music or 344 days of music.
 

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[citation][nom] Quote [/nom]"According to the company, that's enough capacity to store up to 120 high-definition movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or "virtually countless hours of digital music.""[/citation]
When will the industry realize that these values are meaningless.
 

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i hate it when harddrive manufacturers make claims about how many thousands of songs or pictures or hours of video their new goliath harddrives can hold, it's meaningless.
are these songs 128kbps mp3 or flac? are these pictures 1 or 14 megapixels? are these videos youtube or blu-ray quality?
but that 1500 video games claim up there takes the cake, are those 15mb or 15gb games?
morons.
 

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[citation][nom]dalmvern[/nom]Cloud computing has serious limitations though, first of which is your internet connection. I work with large databases and fiber is not available in my area, so there is no way I would be able to work from home using the cloud.[/citation]
And you dont think that people hosting your info on the cloud would love to get their hands on this, a server with 12 1TB drives could go from being able to store 12TB to 60TB with same power output.
 

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sorry did not mean to qoute you dlamvern, meant to quote jcb82 and even then, i misread his post anyways so...yeah read on nothing to read here lol
 

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It cannot hold countless hours of music. At least not music thats worth listening to. I exclusively use lossless audio because 128 and 256 kbs mp3s sound like crap. Most lossless audio files are around 30 megs. That means I can store 165,000 songs on that drive. Thats alot, but no where near limitless.
 

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[citation][nom]soccerdocks[/nom]It cannot hold countless hours of music. At least not music thats worth listening to. I exclusively use lossless audio because 128 and 256 kbs mp3s sound like crap. Most lossless audio files are around 30 megs. That means I can store 165,000 songs on that drive. Thats alot, but no where near limitless.[/citation]
256 kbps MP3s sound like crap? I'm sorry, but there are *very* few people that can hear the difference between 256 kbps MP3s and the original uncompressed audio. Even if you are one of those lucky few, actually hearing the difference requires listening through an extremely accurate sound system (i.e. studio monitors).
 

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[citation][nom]soccerdocks[/nom]It cannot hold countless hours of music. At least not music thats worth listening to. I exclusively use lossless audio because 128 and 256 kbs mp3s sound like crap. Most lossless audio files are around 30 megs. That means I can store 165,000 songs on that drive. Thats alot, but no where near limitless.[/citation]

I think you're awesome because of your super high standards.
 

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This is good for everyone, bigger HDDs at the top end drop the price of everything underneath.
I will soon be able to replace the bank of 1Tb drives in RAID for my vid collection with 3Tb drives at a tiny cost, and by the time I have filled those no doubt 10Tb drives will be at a cost equally good to replace those.
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Best of all it should also force up capacity and drop price of SSDs as well.
 

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No... why should it? Different markets, sadly.
 
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