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WD Officially Launches Industry's First 2 TB 3.5-inch Hard Drive

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  1. Haytch

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    Im sure that if it was important data it would be backed up elsewhere. These massive storage capacity hard disk drives are JUST that.

    I too would opt for a Western Digital hard disk drive over a Seagate. Im actually updating my NAS drives to the 2TB WD's when they are made available in my area.

    BTW, the movies and music i watch and listen too on the ' slower ' hard drives dont play faster or better on ' faster ' hard disk drives. As for the program setup files i keep on these massive storage drives, well, who REALLY benches install times of programs, and if they do . . . Who REALLY cares if the game or application took an extra 3 seconds to install.
     
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    Thats what backups and RAID arrays are for. Personally, with this much data, I wouldn't even think about running the drive solo.

    The firmware issue has been worked out.
     
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    Try hitting a 5400RPM drive with multiple connections at a LAN Party. When its being hit up for large movies on a gigabit connection it tends to slow things way down. I learned the hard way not to buy 5400RPM drives for storage if im to use them in a "server" for LANs.
    And installing games from images off a 5400RPM hard drive is noticeably slow too.
     
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    Very nice, but not until the price drops would I consider this. Dollar for dollar the 1.5 TB still gets my vote. Regarding speed, at 5400 rpm that should be acceptable for storing media files,etc. as a back up. :)
     
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    Typo corrected,you shouldn't be making such typo's:shadedshu
     
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    I might get two for RAID1 if I was a huge pirate lord. I might get a whole bunch if I needed a colossal amount of space, like a mainframe or something. Outside of that I don't see to much use for that.
     
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    Does that really contribute to the topic?
    How can someone actually have 2TB of porn in the first place? That's like 80 blu-ray rips, and that's assuming they used the full 25GB of the disc when they made it...
     
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    Oh! come on its just a joke. Remember that one of the CEO's said "Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."
     
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    People said the same thing when 1 GB HDDS came out back in the 5 1/4" floppy days.:roll::roll:
     
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    Thanx for the corrections xfire :laugh:
     
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    No problem.;)
     
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