Of course thay are expensive not to mention very unreliable. I had a lot of hassle even with verbatim dvds and had to reburn some of them for a second time. that adds to the overall cost of course. Now how much more expensive it gets when you have to reburn BD-R media? And how much more exensive...
He's actually right its easy to buy 2 1.5TB drives for 200Euro and mirror them using software rather than raid. I have such setup and it works fine. if one craps out on me I'll buy another one. How long will it take to reburn another of those? :)
Also consider this 10euro a piece for 50GB...
Guys you all forgot about tape drives
LTO-4 standard can store 1600GB in 2:1 ratio (uncompressed 800GB) and LTO-5 will have twice as much. The transfer speed is around 120MB/s including on the fly compression.
And each cost about 25Euro.
I really see no point in this tech.
I'm using 4870x2 and never had any problems with the drivers. And supposedly X2 cards are most troublesome :)
Only overheating problems during summer :P so I had to manually speed up fan to 70%
I'm now on 10.7
It's not entirely true. From what you wrote it only has fastest read speeds.
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Class 10 has max 30MB/s read write speeds.
I have one of those babies in my EOS 550D and it really is blazing fast :)