Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Ah, my old TRS 80, where are you now?
Labrat407: Behold the glory of the first PC I used in school!
KarmicDisaster: "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,"Huh? In a decade? I can buy a 3 TB drive right now from newegg. Are they these metric terabytes or something?
tdyak: /Many places still use tape storage.
Yotto: For $300 (Which is about what I paid for a 212 meg drive in 1993, IIRC) you can get a 4TB drive. In 19 years, capacity/price has gone up 20,000 times. IIRC (yes again) 10 years ago 30 gigs was all the rage. So, drive capacity has gone up about 133 times every decade for the same price. (212 mb * 133 = 28 gb ; 28 gb * 133 = 3.7 tb)In 10 years you should be able to get a half-petabyte drive for $300. Give or take.
Dinjiin: jfarkinB: Not if you've got the right RAID arrangement, with the right filesystem deployed on it.IMHO, it still doesn't meet the same level of resiliency as tape. I've seen a drive in an array go bad, only to discover that a second drive had bad blocks during the rebuild, causing the rebuild to fail. And unless your filesystem has some advanced snapshoting features, you can still fark things up by inadvertently deleting files. And even that won't fix this:newfs /dev/amr0if you meant this:newfs /dev/amr1Ooops.
blahpers: 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.[i.imgur.com image 320x200]Sorry boys, thanks for playing. *reaches for the pot*/what happened, Electronic Arts?//you used to be cool
President Merkin Muffley: cyberuck: potentially moving tape backup technology into the quasi-primary storage realm.It's exactly like that if you have no idea what primary storage is and like pulling things out of your ass.
tdyak: Are they talking about the next generation of STK1R tapes?
MrBentor: How many admin (and even home users) religiously make backups but never test them? I've seen epic fail where folks make all kinds of backups but never tried to to a test restore from even a small random sample.
Dinjiin: MrBentor: How many admin (and even home users) religiously make backups but never test them? I've seen epic fail where folks make all kinds of backups but never tried to to a test restore from even a small random sample.Many home users backup to recordable optical media. The more common authoring programs have "verify after burn". It is fairly easy to turn it on. Most people I know use it because you can always get a bad batch of discs.So I would guess it is fairly common to test them.
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.
Slackfumasta: If they bring this back, I'm sold:[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x512]
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