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Old 15th August, 2006, 07:45 PM
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Terabyte drive to debut later this year

Desktop hard drives holding 1 terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes, of storage will likely debut in 2006, according to Bill Healy, senior vice president of product strategy and marketing at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. These drives, which will have a 3.5-inch diameter, are expected to be incorporated into PCs and home servers.

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0.909TB 9% (90GB) are missing
manufactures should stop this
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Try explaining to a non-technical person that 1 Gigabyte is actually 1,024 Gigabytes; 1,048,576 Megabytes; 1,073,741,824 Kilobytes, or 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and watch their eyes glaze over as they try (unsuccessfully) to do the math.

Hence the reason that Kilo (K), Mega (M), Giga (G), and Tera (T) have been standardized to be 1,000; 1,000,000; and 1,000,000,000, respectively, while Kibi (Ki), Mibi (Mi), Gibi (Gi), and Tibi (Ti) have been standardized by the International Standards Organization to the binary values we are used to.

I know, I think it sucks too, but that's the way it is. When the rest of the world is too stupid to breath on its own, sometimes you just have to accept that you have to use a respirator just like everyone else.
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Old 15th August, 2006, 11:08 PM
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I know what you mean, I'll try to accept it.
can you edit the first line, I think you meant '1 Terrabyte'
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I'm a bit concerned over the addititon of extra platters to get this 1TB. THis means failures are more likely, IMHO.
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Hence the reason that Kilo (K), Mega (M), Giga (G), and Tera (T) have been standardized to be 1,000; 1,000,000; and 1,000,000,000, respectively, while Kibi (Ki), Mibi (Mi), Gibi (Gi), and Tibi (Ti) have been standardized by the International Standards Organization to the binary values we are used to.
Given that the prefix notation for powers of ten (kilo, mega, giga et al) was in place before the binary values came into use, it is those who decided that using the same prefix for binary values that confused everyone. Hence, 1Kbyte should have been 1000Bytes to begin with!
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I'm a bit concerned over the addititon of extra platters to get this 1TB. THis means failures are more likely, IMHO.
Nah, it's no big deal. It's not like server class drives with 5 or 7 platters haven't been around before. There's even been 2.5 inch disks with 4 platters!
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I'm jsut wondering about the load on the motor, and not really anything else. I wonder how well these things will deal with a bump too.

Don't get me wrong...i think this is a great thing, but I've stayed awy from larger drives and Raptor's due to heat and noise, but my uses are seeming to require more than the 500GB i got already.

Then there's power consumption..wonder how this fares?
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I am still a little freaked out by having all that storage on one drive. If you are building a HTPC it might be ok. And then there are partitions. yikes..

I too wonder about failure, heat, strain on the power supply,
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Yeah I am with Sam on this. Disposable data like on a HTPC is well suited for the 1TB drives but that much of just about anything else seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
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