EatenTheSun: I would play the shiat out of some Micro League Baseball right now.
RedPhoenix122: EatenTheSun: I would play the shiat out of some Micro League Baseball right now.I'll see your Micro League Baseball and raise you Archon.
Rabbid_Squirrel: I just can't get around the idea of "what happens to latency when the data you want is at the other end of a spooled tape?" I'm not sure how any filesystem in the world could make that not take at least a couple seconds to retrieve, and for most business applications, latency matters a whole hell of a lot.
jfarkinB: Boy, I can't wait for 2022 when hard drive capacity reaches 3 terabytes!
the cake is a pie: Current projections by the trade body Information Storage Industry Consortium show that although hard drives will be able to store 3 terabytes a piece in a decade's time, that still amounts to at least 120,000 drives a year.I'm guessing they mean per platter or something, right? Otherwise, maybe they should get someone to go check out Newegg.
SamFlagg: I beat Ghostbusters once on the commodore. I still feel it was my greatest achievement, because that damn marshmallow man would always step on 2 of my guys! BUT ONCE! ONCE I WON!
Labrat407: Behold the glory of the first PC I used in school![upload.wikimedia.org image 280x280]
o4tuna: Um, yeah something wrong with that quote. I can buy a 3 TB drive right now, by 2024, it should be at least 128TB, if not 256, according to Moore's law...
schrodinger: If a RAM chip goes bad, easy to replace. If a 128 TB hard drive goes bad? Yeah, that's a disaster.
schrodinger: Hard drives haven't really kept up with Moore's law. Making the data more dense is easy, the problem is the trade off with reliability. And the denser you make the data, the more reliable it needs to be.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "... a cartridge 10 cm x 10 cm x 2 cm."Sorry, that's not a 'cassette'. Sounds like an Ultrium LTO cartridge, or a variant thereof.LTO-5 already puts 1.6 TB on a cartridge, native. With nominal 2:1 compression, it's 3.2 TB.
Seacop: Press play on tape
jfarkinB: schrodinger: If a RAM chip goes bad, easy to replace. If a 128 TB hard drive goes bad? Yeah, that's a disaster.Not if you've got the right RAID arrangement, with the right filesystem deployed on it.
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Ah, my old TRS 80, where are you now?
Uncorrect: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Ah, my old TRS 80, where are you now?**
jfarkinB: Not if you've got the right RAID arrangement, with the right filesystem deployed on it.
cyberuck: potentially moving tape backup technology into the quasi-primary storage realm.
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