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is there highest hard drive than 120GB capacity?

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June 10, 2002 9:53:11 AM

hi

i have a seagate 40GB disk but it has a not enough capacity disk for my video capturing needs. i need a biggest disk. i know it exists 120GB models but i have heard we can find highest capacity disks. is it true? then how much capacity we could expect and what are they?
June 10, 2002 9:59:09 AM

There are 160GB disks out currently.

You must be capturing alot of video.

Samgsung is about to release drives with 60GB per platter. This theoretically would allow for 240GB drives.

Beware, all of these sorry bastards run at 5400 RPM You're going to drop alot more frames than a 7200 RPM drive.

If they tried to make these ultra high data density drives run at 7200 RPM, the heads would crash like cars in downtown LA


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June 10, 2002 12:04:23 PM

You have two option. 1)Buy three identical HDD as the hdd you already have, a Raid controller (i.e. Promise Fasttrack100 TX2), build a RAID 0 array with four hdd for a total capacity of 160 GB. The same you can obtain with other hdd, but they should be preferably of the same kind. Two WD 1200JB or two IBM 120GB 120GXP will give you 240 GB on line, four hdd 480 GB on line and amazing performances topping the PCI bus capability (133 MB/s)
2) Buy a 120 GB or 160 GB HDD (for 160 GB only available is a MAXTOR 5400 r.p.m.)
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June 11, 2002 4:15:43 AM

Have you tried spanning multiple HDD's yet?

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June 11, 2002 5:32:49 AM

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June 16, 2002 4:38:16 AM

ata100 has a natural limitation of 137gb or something...

maxtor has a 160Gb ata133 drive, but its only 5400rpm.

two other options comming out soon are 10,000rpm SCSI solutions from seagate and fujitsi, 142Gb or 147Gb drives using 4 platters.

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June 16, 2002 3:35:52 PM

I need a new accountant, could you recommend one? :wink:

Anyway, stay away from SCSI unless you are loaded cash wise I mean.

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June 17, 2002 12:29:08 AM

there is a Seagate ST1181677LWV. It is over 181 GB and is 7200RPM as well, but they cost alot.
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June 17, 2002 12:53:27 AM

Quote:
two other options comming out soon are 10,000rpm SCSI solutions from seagate and fujitsi, 142Gb or 147Gb drives using 4 platters.

because of their price, those disks are intended for enterprises but not for private uses. (unless you have $2000 to spend to)


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June 17, 2002 1:24:17 AM

UPDATE:

this weekend i installed my new drive, a Western digital 800JB, the 2 platter version of the 120JB. (with 8Mb cache)

and from its performance i can strongly reccomend it as a video editing drive.
exceedingly zippy with a strong sustained transfer rate.

quiet too! even better than my previously best 60GXP.


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June 19, 2002 1:33:10 PM

How Long will it be before they make a hard drive with more then
7200 RPM's ???

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June 19, 2002 1:47:30 PM

Four IBM 120GXP 120 GB on a RAID 0 controller can give you 480 GB online, up to 100 MB/s as continuous transfer rate and a score of 65000 with Sandra 2002. The whole array, including the controller, will cost you about $ 900 .
June 20, 2002 12:38:31 AM

haha
heaps exist. but they are all SCSI
we wont be seeing 10k rpm IDE drives for ages. no 'real' demand yet and they dont want to cut into the profit margins of the SCSI arena.

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