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Author Topic: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD  (Read 6575 times)

Ralf Maximus

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1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« on: December 07, 2007, 04:02:12 PM »
Headline says it all.  From Frys.com.
http://www.frys.com/product/5433109

Or, looked at another way, a petabyte for under $265K.


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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 08:47:41 PM »
I'd probably end up doing 3- or 4-disk mirrors (instead of regular 2-disk) simply because losing 1TB is "ouch". Please, don't anybody say anything about RAID-5 and embarrass yourself.
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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 04:19:03 AM »
RAID-5! ;p

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 11:42:08 AM »
Since I only need 250GB, I was thinking about buying one of these and partitioning it into quarters, then using RAID 5.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007, 05:25:23 PM »
Since I only need 250GB, I was thinking about buying one of these and partitioning it into quarters, then using RAID 5.

What could possibly go wrong?
Bwaha :D
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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 05:58:02 PM »
My understanding is that the terabyte drives are lot more prone to failure than smaller drives. My source? Donationcoder of course! You want me to cite it? Er...  :-[

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2007, 06:01:16 PM »
It was vegas posting here: http://www.donationc...60.msg89251#msg89251

Wordzilla's search tweaks are just AWESOME! I guess I'm showing my "DC Age" when I say: "Yup. I remember when searching the Donationcoder forum was a waste of time".
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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 08:01:23 PM »
It was vegas posting here: http://www.donationc...60.msg89251#msg89251

Wordzilla's search tweaks are just AWESOME! I guess I'm showing my "DC Age" when I say: "Yup. I remember when searching the Donationcoder forum was a waste of time".

Yeah, I read alot of website/user reviews and forums on computer stuff.  Also StorageReview is a somewhat informative site.  The 1 Terabyte drives seem worse off than the 750gb models (there are a couple models of these that show some promise).  But all in all neither are as mature as the 200gb, 300gb, 320gb, (400gb, 500gb) drives (not that any of them are as good as they should be).

Now what is this Wordzilla search tweak(s) you are speaking of?  I could use a tool or two to help with searching here...

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 09:03:48 PM »
To hell with dual-booting, you could octa-boot on this sucka! (Now if only I had $263 more dollars....)

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2007, 09:06:08 PM »
Good point, vegas. Unlike the Germans, the Chinese — where all computer parts are made these days — have not proven to be quality craftsmen. Best to wait until the best 1T drives shake out.

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2007, 09:42:24 PM »
I'd think twice about buying a terrabyte drive. That is a lot of data to lose if it crashes.  I think it'd rather have two 500gb drives or four 250gb drives.

get an external enclosure, put a rack in it, and you can swap out drives at will and move them around to dif computers, etc.

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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 10:08:22 PM »
Heh, heh, I bought an external 500GB drive today for $139  :Thmbsup:
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Re: 1 Terrabyte Western Digital Drive for $264 USD
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007, 01:30:07 PM »
Now what is this Wordzilla search tweak(s) you are speaking of?  I could use a tool or two to help with searching here...

Wordy, you up to the task of competing against all those companies writing desktop search apps? ;D

ZillaRank, Wordzilla's highly improved version of SMF search functions ;)