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New Samsung HDD Shoves 2TB on 3 Platters

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August 3, 2010 11:32:03 PM

I wonder how long it would take me to waste such a drive on old data back ups such as old dos games ect let alone my movie collection. 2TB is barely enough but oh well they are like potato chips these days. Well they do combo deals by shipping it along with a raid controller?
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August 4, 2010 1:23:07 AM

I wonder if it handles heating well since it has such density. I`d like 3 of them, por favor.
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August 4, 2010 1:25:47 AM

nforce4maxI wonder how long it would take me to waste such a drive on old data back ups such as old dos games ect let alone my movie collection. 2TB is barely enough but oh well they are like potato chips these days. Well they do combo deals by shipping it along with a raid controller?

Hard drives are like potato chips these days! Amazing how dirt cheap even the largest and fastest models are. I'd be showing my age if I admitted to spending more than $900 on a 20 MB hard drive back in the late 80's. Yes, that was 20 Megabytes. It went into an equally speedy PC - a 386DX 25 Mhz w/ 4 MB of RAM. The steady march of technology... Onward!!
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August 4, 2010 1:28:50 AM

nforce4maxI wonder how long it would take me to waste such a drive on old data back ups such as old dos games ect let alone my movie collection. 2TB is barely enough but oh well they are like potato chips these days. Well they do combo deals by shipping it along with a raid controller?


you have 2TB of old dos games??? are there even 2TB of old dos games!??

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August 4, 2010 2:02:19 AM

matt87_50you have 2TB of old dos games??? are there even 2TB of old dos games!??

lol matt caught you nforce.
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August 4, 2010 2:05:37 AM

Call me el cheapo if you must.. but I'm still nursing a 400gb drive until the hard drive price wars return. Back to school means back to no rebates or deals on hard drives.. Sure, historically price per gb goes down but there are better times to buy than others. With cpu's it seems that companies are waiting until 1 year passes upon new chip introduction to cut the price... so for the older Intel i5, i7 series (chips released September - November 2009) to see a 20-25% price chop.

BTW, yes you are showing your age if your restoring data from old DATA cartridges which stored anywere from 40mb - 1gb in the 1990s. Today you'll need to spring for a Blu-Ray Drive at about the same price. I can't even find 25-50gb of movies and data to backup at the moment to justify the purchase, therefore time is on my side until they invevatibly cut the price of old tech... :-)
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August 4, 2010 2:29:19 AM

Still running 250GB on my gaming PC with 70GB to spare. I think I'd like one for backup, though :) 
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August 4, 2010 2:59:32 AM

all I want is for the 5TB to arrive... at $100 price point

I already have 6 2TB on my PC... and is getting tight .... ouch!
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August 4, 2010 3:48:49 AM

Too bad they didn't achieve 668.5GB per platter. I would have liked a dual platter model at that capacity.
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August 4, 2010 4:37:53 AM

Be nice to see this trickle down to the single-platter Spinpoints. I'd expect to see something like a 15% throughput increase over the 500 GB/platter models (33% more capacity, two dimensions, about 15% more data passing by the head in the same time).
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August 4, 2010 4:50:07 AM

Impressive.
Though, I must ask, when will Toms compare these to another 2TB Samsung drive?
Will this single drive be faster than my RAID5 of old 500GB drives?
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August 4, 2010 5:02:51 AM

dertechieBe nice to see this trickle down to the single-platter Spinpoints. I'd expect to see something like a 15% throughput increase over the 500 GB/platter models (33% more capacity, two dimensions, about 15% more data passing by the head in the same time).


Amen. I'd much rather raid-1 two cheap single platter drives that have no heat and are utterly silent any day of the week. :) 
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August 4, 2010 6:36:49 AM

Single platter please!
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August 4, 2010 6:41:07 AM

I want the review for these drives.
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August 4, 2010 7:34:15 AM

does 'green' even mean anything on something that uses 10 watts at most?
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August 4, 2010 9:05:09 AM

hmmmm... benches plz... they sound pretty sexy... especially at that price point...
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August 4, 2010 9:11:10 AM

i wonder the rpm of these disks should be more..
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August 4, 2010 12:32:44 PM

667GB / platter? If the Seagate 3TB drive is a 4 platter design, then that would be 750GB/platter. I wonder if the Seagate is 4 or 5 platters..
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August 4, 2010 1:25:34 PM

bin1127does 'green' even mean anything on something that uses 10 watts at most?

Green doesn't mean anything at all on most product labels (e.g. marketing materials) these days.
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August 4, 2010 2:33:35 PM

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...providing a 19-percent increase in standby time performance...
What the heck is "standby time performance"?
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August 4, 2010 5:43:37 PM

So now how long until 750GB Platters? I'd love to have a 3TB Drive. Or perhaps 15 of them in RAID 0 and a 16th for parity. :)  1500 MB/s transfers, data protection, and 45 TB of storage . . . .

One can only wish.
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August 4, 2010 8:43:06 PM

raybob95So now how long until 750GB Platters? I'd love to have a 3TB Drive. Or perhaps 15 of them in RAID 0 and a 16th for parity. 1500 MB/s transfers, data protection, and 45 TB of storage . . . .One can only wish.


Umm, the Seagate 3TB drive, currently only available in an external enclosure ; Freeagent goflex
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