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(Some Guy)   The battle between online porn and hard drives continues, as Seagate introduces 1.5 Terafap hard drive   (informationweek.com ) divider line
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2283 clicks; posted to Geek » on 11 Jul 2008 at 11:25 AM (8 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2008-07-11 09:31:37 AM  
Indeed?

Oh, wait. Wrong show.
 
2008-07-11 11:10:45 AM  
Battle? I could fill that drive in an hour.


/And that's just the Asian porn...
 
2008-07-11 11:30:52 AM  
I think that'll just about hold my "B" material...
 
2008-07-11 11:31:54 AM  
there comes a certain point when damage can be done


/is this that point?
 
2008-07-11 11:33:31 AM  
I remember buying my connor 420meg hard drive, thinking "I'll never fill that up.."

Then my Samsung 2.1 Gigabyte hardrive and what did I say? "I'll never fill that up.."

Then my Western Digital 30 Gig hard drive... what did I say then? You guessed it.. "I'll never fill that up.."

and on, and on, and on..

defragging that should be a lot of fun...
 
2008-07-11 11:35:27 AM  
Battle? Isn't this like a win-win? Porn requires more space which requires bigger drives, bigger drives allow more porn which encourages more downloading, which results in the need for more space, yada yada...
 
2008-07-11 11:39:32 AM  
Zorkthemadman:I remember buying my connor 420meg hard drive, thinking "I'll never fill that up.."

Then my Samsung 2.1 Gigabyte hardrive and what did I say? "I'll never fill that up.."


Heh, my first drive was a 500MB, and did the same. I then almost shiat myself when I got 1.6GB. I remember running full applications from Zip Discs for Christ's sake.

Zorkthemadman:defragging that should be a lot of fun...

Ain't that the truth! I recently defragged one of my 500GB storage drive, and I had the let the thing run overnight.
 
2008-07-11 11:51:44 AM  
The MILF Hunter better get busy on making more vids.
 
2008-07-11 11:52:23 AM  
The best thing about the announcement of new larger-capacity drives is the pricedrops we see on previous-gen drives.

I'm not paying $350 for 1.5TB but I'll gladly pay the $130 price that 1.0TB drives which reach shortly.
 
2008-07-11 11:53:20 AM  
FuzzyNoNoseChimp:Zorkthemadman:I remember buying my connor 420meg hard drive, thinking "I'll never fill that up.."

Then my Samsung 2.1 Gigabyte hardrive and what did I say? "I'll never fill that up.."

Heh, my first drive was a 500MB, and did the same. I then almost shiat myself when I got 1.6GB. I remember running full applications from Zip Discs for Christ's sake.

Zorkthemadman:defragging that should be a lot of fun...

Ain't that the truth! I recently defragged one of my 500GB storage drive, and I had the let the thing run overnight.


i think at that point i may want to buy the defrag utility from executive software, if i recall it runs in the background
 
2008-07-11 11:53:22 AM  
The mind boggles at how much you can lose with a single head crash.

/ RAID-1 is your friend.
 
2008-07-11 12:01:35 PM  
Non-Event.
They can keep making the spinning platter bigger but these things are not getting any faster.
Solid State FTW!
 
2008-07-11 12:03:40 PM  
I'm going to come out with an SSD drive called Solid Pron, it comes shipped with nothing but jap scat....

/i've disgusted myself
 
2008-07-11 12:11:51 PM  
some of those german snuff film files are huge....

plus all my granny-amputee pics are all in bmp format...

/ oh no....shemales....
 
2008-07-11 12:23:26 PM  
JUSTONEMORELATTE:The mind boggles at how much you can lose with a single head crash.

/ RAID-1 is your friend.


Yeah. Call me paranoid, but of my 2 TB total storage, a lot of it is redundant back ups. I also archive to CD-R and DVD-R. I've been through a data loss before, and although in the grand scheme of things it was only about 40 GB, I was somewhat upset at the time. I drank a few shots and got over it though. Scarred but smarter, I investigated data recovery software, external back ups, and figured out that OS X is not the magic OS that Mac users claim it is. Next time the gremlins came around I was prepared.

I've seen people break down in tears after data loss. So whenever I used to see someone come in and purchase a hard drive, I'd always say, "Buy two." No one took my advice though.
 
2008-07-11 12:25:43 PM  
proMidget:I'm going to come out with an SSD drive called Solid Pron, it comes shipped with nothing but jap scat....

/i've disgusted myself


Tell me more
 
2008-07-11 12:36:33 PM  
Aevum:Non-Event.
They can keep making the spinning platter bigger but these things are not getting any faster.
Solid State FTW!


In my industry, speed is minor and size is the biggest factor. We use Raid-0 arrays of raptors for anything that needs speed, which is usually limited to the OS and programs.

We have a stack of 100 1tb hard drives at the moment, that fill up far too quickly, and increase shipment and splitting of projects too much.

We looked into some 2TB solid states, but you're talking about hundreds of thousands each.
 
2008-07-11 12:36:44 PM  
I've seen people break down in tears after data loss. So whenever I used to see someone come in and purchase a hard drive, I'd always say, "Buy two." No one took my advice though.

Depends on the data.

I've about 4TB of overflowing drives scattered throughout the house, the vast majority of the storage being copies of my DVD collection and downloaded movies. If I lost that data it'd be easily replaced (albeit possibly time-consuming), not really worth the expense of doubling up on drives.

The important data (family pictures, business documents) are mirrored nightly from one machine to another, and copied to a third offsite machine monthly via an external drive. This data is only 20GB or so, a tiny percentage of the total storage.
 
2008-07-11 12:40:18 PM  
JUSTONEMORELATTE:The mind boggles at how much you can lose with a single head crash.

/ RAID-1 is your friend.


THIS.

Back in my first semester of college, Napster was at its peak, Windows 98 was the most popular platform, and everybody shared their music on the dorm networks. My roommate and I would find someone's music, copy & paste, and let it go while we slept/went to class. Had under 10 gigs of music, but it sure was an eclectic collection. That winter, my HD was already a few years old and it died. When I got back to school they beefed up the security (my roommate ate up tons of bandwidth by using his PC as a server for some IRC chat room) and I was never able to get that odd collection of music again.

I almost lost a lot of music and documents when my next hard drive crashed. Luckily it was a slow, painful death, so I was able to recover most of the data by freezing the HD and transferring the data. But I still lost a lot of the rare music I could only find on Audiogalaxy.

Now running dual 750GB in RAID-1. Never want to lose data again.

/anyone have a torrent of tv show theme songs?
//RIP Audiogalaxy
 
2008-07-11 01:19:23 PM  
The Stealth Hippopotamus:Indeed?

Oh, wait. Wrong show.


I chuckled.

 
2008-07-11 01:43:11 PM  
Open_Mouth_Inert_Foot:i think at that point i may want to buy the defrag utility from executive software, if i recall it runs in the background

I run Defraggler (I think it's provided by the same folks that made CCleaner). Great utility, but still slow when trying to clean up that much data.

the opposite of charity is justice:I've about 4TB of overflowing drives scattered throughout the house, the vast majority of the storage being copies of my DVD collection and downloaded movies. If I lost that data it'd be easily replaced (albeit possibly time-consuming), not really worth the expense of doubling up on drives.

The important data (family pictures, business documents) are mirrored nightly from one machine to another, and copied to a third offsite machine monthly via an external drive. This data is only 20GB or so, a tiny percentage of the total storage.


I have roughly the same setup. I have several local drives on my desktop, and then a NAS the rest of the family uses. I have one external, non-networked HDD that is backup for my personal docs, financial files, family pictures, and my music collection. These are backed up nightly using Cobian Backup 9 (great software). The rest of the files are things I want, but wouldn't be too devastated if I lost.

That said, get a copy of Recover My Files. I accidentally formatted a 500GB drive nearly filled with MPEGs, and it recovered every single one of them.
 
2008-07-11 01:44:43 PM  
I've had 2 hard drives die on me. Slow learner, lost everything both times. Had to start from scratch both times. After the 2nd one died I invested in a Seagate Free Agent Pro 500GB. Vowed it would never happen again.

What's this RAID-1 business?
 
2008-07-11 02:09:45 PM  
TiggaBob:But I still lost a lot of the rare music I could only find on Audiogalaxy.

Now running dual 750GB in RAID-1. Never want to lose data again.

/anyone have a torrent of tv show theme songs?
//RIP Audiogalaxy


Dude, no chance that Audiogalaxy was the only place to find that. I mean, hell, I used to own 2 cd's of cop show theme music from Rhino Records (still have the MP3's.) If it's been recorded, it's on the net. Torrents, Soulseek, eMule, etc. I've found even some of the most rare of rare and holiest of holy grails in music, so maybe you aren't looking under the right rocks! Some stuff I've just hit blogs and followed link after link until I've turned it up. Anything can be found.
 
2008-07-11 02:12:24 PM  
Glitchwerks:Dude, no chance that Audiogalaxy was the only place to find that. I mean, hell, I used to own 2 cd's of cop show theme music from Rhino Records (still have the MP3's.) If it's been recorded, it's on the net. Torrents, Soulseek, eMule, etc. I've found even some of the most rare of rare and holiest of holy grails in music, so maybe you aren't looking under the right rocks! Some stuff I've just hit blogs and followed link after link until I've turned it up. Anything can be found.

This is so true. I only suggest that you either use a computer you don't care about, or make sure all of your definitions are up to date and your antivirus is working. You WILL get something.
 
2008-07-11 02:28:41 PM  
terrafap, I chuckled subby.
 
2008-07-11 02:30:58 PM  
Glitchwerks: Dude, no chance that Audiogalaxy was the only place to find that. I mean, hell, I used to own 2 cd's of cop show theme music from Rhino Records (still have the MP3's.) If it's been recorded, it's on the net. Torrents, Soulseek, eMule, etc. I've found even some of the most rare of rare and holiest of holy grails in music, so maybe you aren't looking under the right rocks! Some stuff I've just hit blogs and followed link after link until I've turned it up. Anything can be found.


Thanks for the suggestions! Guess I have been a little lazy. I've been meaning to check out Soulseek, but I keep putting it off. I thought eMule was on the same network as Limewire? Well I'm open to other suggestions as to where to look for rare stuff! It seems like a sea of viruses out there whenever I try to search for something.
 
2008-07-11 03:02:11 PM  
FuzzyNoNoseChimp:
This is so true. I only suggest that you either use a computer you don't care about, or make sure all of your definitions are up to date and your antivirus is working. You WILL get something.


Although your suggestion to use a disposable computer is sound advice, I've never gotten a virus from using the programs I've mentioned. It depends on your sources. Waffles isn't going to muck up your PC, but I'm sure there's some dodgey stuff to be found on the Pirate Bay or other public trackers.

If it gets past Nod32, there's fark all the Norton's and McAffee's are going to do to stop it.
 
2008-07-11 03:36:58 PM  
Glitchwerks

If it gets past Nod32, there's fark all the Norton's and McAffee's are going to do to stop it.

Not really true, but there are advantages to running less popular AVs.
 
2008-07-11 03:39:32 PM  
WayToBlue:Not really true, but there are advantages to running less popular AVs.

AVG 8.0 is great for virus scanning, but I still find stuff in AdAware that AVG misses.
 
2008-07-11 03:47:45 PM  
Smacky the Frog: What's this RAID-1 business?

RAID-1 == you have two drives that are the same size (preferrably the same model of drive as well).

And, you tie them together via a RAID controller (RAID-1 controllers are built into a lot of MOBOs today, avoid the software RAID ones).

So they both appear as a single drive to windows.

However, when data gets written to that 'single' drive, the raid controller writes it to both drives.

Basically, the drives are a MIRROR of each other. To the point where you can even partition the damn things to get multiple drive letters.

Benefits.

1) Data integrity (two copies of the data, so if one drive dies, you're still OK)

Disadvantages

1) Cost (You buy two drives, but only get to use 1 drive worth of space)

2) Doesn't protect against deletion (make backups, duh).

3) Doesn't protect against device destruction (IE, if your computer goes up in a ball of flame, RAID isn't going to help you).
 
2008-07-11 03:55:13 PM  
Smacky the Frog:What's this RAID-1 business?

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

RAID-0 uses 2 or more hard drives in a setting called 'striping' that makes each drive hold a chunk of data, so 2 drives are doing the work that one would ordinarily go.

RAID-1 also uses 2 drives that should ideally be the same size, which mirror each other. So if one drive dies, the other one will have an identical copy. The chances of two failing at once is highly unlikely

I really should back up more. My most important documents are backed up to a remote server (Diino) daily, and anything else is backed up onto cd/dvd when I can be bothered burning disks.

I swear by Western Digital. Still got a 3GB WD from 1997/8 that works perfectly, used as a small network share.
 
2008-07-11 04:27:12 PM  
the opposite of charity is justice:storage being copies of my DVD collection

What do you use as a ripper?
 
2008-07-11 04:47:55 PM  
JUSTONEMORELATTE:The mind boggles at how much you can lose with a single head crash.

/ RAID-1 is your friend.



That's why I always back up
 
2008-07-11 05:28:20 PM  
But can it hold all my Helen Reddy Mp3s?
 
2008-07-11 05:40:21 PM  
I asked this in another thread, but didn't get an answer. What is the largest "collection" (in gigabytes/terabytes) held by a Farker?
 
2008-07-11 06:10:08 PM  
Colt4545:I asked this in another thread, but didn't get an answer. What is the largest "collection" (in gigabytes/terabytes) held by a Farker?

I have 1 Geopbyte of hairy men wearing diapers. What do I win?

http://www.whatsabyte.com/
 
2008-07-11 08:24:10 PM  
RabidCanary:I have 1 Geopbyte of hairy men wearing diapers. What do I win?

Psssh, n00b.
 
2008-07-11 08:52:21 PM  
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."
-- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

(That is an actual quote)
 
2008-07-11 09:37:59 PM  
Raid 1 is for pussies

/real men use Raid 0 or 5
 
2008-07-11 09:39:01 PM  
Proud owner of:

1 Working WD 500gb External Hard Drive (MyBook Essential edition)
1 Non-working WD 500gb External Hard Drive (MyBook Essential edition) given to me by a cousin who broke the port and then ripped the entire thing in half
1 Working WD 1 TB External Hard Drive (MyBook)


/have only used the 500 gb MyBook
//still have 26 gigs left
 
2008-07-11 11:27:12 PM  
Zorkthemadman:I remember buying my connor 420meg hard drive

Youngsters... First hard drive I had was a 10 meg and I thought I'd never fill it up.

Actually, I never did. Those were the days of MS-DOS 2.x and a huge program might be 120K in size, while many were in the 20-50K size.
 
2008-07-12 12:58:26 AM  
Dear Tech-Savvy Farkers:

If some of you are still following this link, could you indulge me in some advice? I'm a MacBookPro owner whose backup needs are simple (lotsa Word documents, some photos and stuff, a fair number of sound files, no movies). I'm looking for some kind of external hard drive I'd, say, plug my laptop into every night, and (with some associated software) it just synchronizes everything, grabs and archives copies of the updated or new files, etc. on its own.

Once you've stopped giggling (and please, no Mac-hating; I was installing RAM 20 years ago, but need some advice today)), I'd appreciate any advice in reply--a great deal!

KM
 
2008-07-12 02:37:59 AM  
UberDave:Battle? I could fill that drive in an hour.


/And that's just the Asian porn...


I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I don't want to think about you fapping to tiny underweight chicks being forced to eat poo.
 
2008-07-12 02:38:44 AM  
Unlike most monkeys, I use my hard drives to store important data.
 
2008-07-12 11:17:25 AM  
Aevum:Non-Event.
They can keep making the spinning platter bigger but these things are not getting any faster.
Solid State FTW!


Does your tiny head not see that if the platter is the same physical size, but stores more bits, it is de facto faster??? Or that a hard disk is solid-state too?
 
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