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Windows 7: Seagate Readies 3TB Drive

20 May 2010   #1
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Seagate Readies 3TB Drive

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Seagate has confirmed to Thinq that it will introduce hard drives with 3 terabytes of memory this year, but warns that they won't work properly with all operating systems.

The problem exists in the original logical block addressing standard, created back in 1980, which can't assign addresses to any capacities over 2.1TB. That programming is now embedded in motherboards, drivers, and many operating systems.

Officials said that the company plans to use long LBA addressing, which will work in 64-bit Windows 7, Vista, and Linux, but won't work with 32-bit Windows Vista or any version of XP.
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Two terabytes not enough for you? Seagate launches the world’s first 3TB desktop drive in its new FreeAgent GoFlex external drive, with an internal Barracuda disk drive to follow.


1,000GB of data? Bah! What about a whopping 2TB? We laugh at your puny storage solution!

For now, or rather Very Soon, you can have a whole 3TB on tap.

Seagate is busting past the 2,000GB mark with a new 3TB drive, which makes its debut in the new FreeAgent GoFlex family of external drives.

The 3TB GoFlex Desk drive will cost $479 when it arrives later this year, and will be followed by an internal Barracuda 3.5 inch drive kit.
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20 May 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmmmm......and I still feel that my 500GB drives are big enough. But then again, I guess I don't get into movies and such which eat up all this drive space.
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20 May 2010   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I could use 3 of those and remove my 14 drives.
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20 May 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I could use 3 of those and remove my 14 drives.
that's just funny...do you have a fetish with collecting digital data?
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20 May 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I could use 3 of those and remove my 14 drives.
that's just funny...do you have a fetish with collecting digital data?
Backups take up a lot of space.
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20 May 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I could use 3 of those and remove my 14 drives.
that's just funny...do you have a fetish with collecting digital data?
Backups take up a lot of space.
it's not like I don't do backups. And of course, the backups will be much larger if the data set is much larger.

I just find it interesting how some people get by with 200-400GB drives and others use up Terabytes of space.
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20 May 2010   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I could use 3 of those and remove my 14 drives.
that's just funny...do you have a fetish with collecting digital data?
I am what you would call a digital packrat. I hate to delete stuff.
When I start to run low on space I'll add another drive. Right now I am maxed out on internal drives, 9, due to no more internal ports, and have 5 externals.
I have my important stuff copied to 3 of the drives.
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20 May 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I am what you would call a digital packrat. I hate to delete stuff.
Nothing wrong with that as long as you realize it.

For me, I tend to keep only the things that I am going to use. For example, when Firefox 3.6 comes out..I generally erase my previous downloads of firefox 3.0, 3.5, etc. I don't think I am ever going to want to go back to and old outdated version of firefox.

I will usually keep some ISO's around for a bit longer....but I don't have a need to keep old versions of Ubuntu and the like. If I have the current release and maybe 1 prior release..then I am all set.
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20 May 2010   #9
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I could use 3 of those and remove my 14 drives.
that's just funny...do you have a fetish with collecting digital data?
I am what you would call a digital packrat. I hate to delete stuff.
When I start to run low on space I'll add another drive. Right now I am maxed out on internal drives, 9, due to no more internal ports, and have 5 externals.
I have my important stuff copied to 3 of the drives.
Same here. I saved almost everything I did in college.
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