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Samsung launches terabyte drive

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Samsung has become the third major hard drive manufacturer to hit the 1TB barrier with a 3.5” hard drive, following in the footsteps of Hitachi and Seagate - although it manages to achieve a greater density than either of those two. The 1TB F1 series drive, as it will be called, spins at 7,200 rpm using three platters of 334GB, giving it a density of 241 Gb/square inch. Seagate’s equivilent has four 250GB platters giving it a density of 205 Gb/square inch, whilst Hitachi has the lowest density on its 1TB drive, using five platters of 200GB giving a density of 144 Gb/square inch. Samsung’s recommended price for the 1TB F1 drive is $400, with the drive presumably going on sale almost immediately.

Source: TG Daily
 
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i think you messed up... you said seagate's and hitachi's drives have the same density...
 

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If this is a story about Samsung, why does it show a Seagate logo?
 
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Both very justified comments, I did screw up. Sorry for the mistakes, thanks for letting me know :toast:
 
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Honestly...who needs 1tb of space..
 

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Both very justified comments, I did screw up. Sorry for the mistakes, thanks for letting me know :toast:
Don't worry to much about it, we all make mistakes. That is why there are backspace keys on keyboards.
 
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Don't worry to much about it, we all make mistakes. That is why there are backspace keys on keyboards.
Lol, a world without the 'backspace' - that would be interesting!
 

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sweet. effectively, that makes it a 1002 gb hard drive, more than hitachi and seagate <G>


Not a bad price really. I think the 750s are around 200 usd right now. Thanks Jimmy
 
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you would be very amaized that ppl do actualy need 1TB, but it is mainly ppl with lots and lots of video/movies and/or games or people who only use about 80GB but like to say they have got 1TB, but i would never use up 1TB, i dont even think i would use up 300GB tbh
 

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I have enough of both :)
 

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I could easily use a 1TB drive, maybe even 2. I have 850GB spread between my 2 main machines, and I still have to regularly archive some of my stuff to DVD to free up space.
 
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I think one of my drives is on the way out, so I've ordered a new 500GB WD drive... I do fill up 180GB without any movies, although that is due to having three OSes as much as anything else...
 
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I could easily imagine myself filling up a 1TB hard drive quickly.
Like Jimmy, I'd have a number of OSes. I'd partition to 3 primary partitions, then a number of logical partitions. Primary partitions for Windows XP, Windows Vista (possibly), and documents. The others I'd end up using for linux distros, or messing with MacOSx86 or something similar, I'd imagine.
I think once you have the space, you'll end up feeling the need to fill it up to its entirety.
At first, my 120GB was enough, but recently, I've been buying games, trying new distros, and the space has filled up quickly. Too quickly.
 
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I'm slowly filling up my 500GB external. Why wouldn't desktop users need 1TB? In contrast, how many people said they'd never fill up their first 40GB-60GB drive?

Besides... 32MB cache? Large capacity? Probably some pretty good transfer speeds?
If it wasn't for the SATA-II and drive speed, this thing would have "Server" written all over it.
 
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Don't worry to much about it, we all make mistakes. That is why there are backspace keys on keyboards.
I don't have a backspace :cry:

I do have 2 enters though. And an eject! :laugh:
 

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I don't have a backspace :cry:

I do have 2 enters though. And an eject! :laugh:
Don't forget 2 deletes, F13-16, but no Print Screen(the only thing I dislike about this keyboard. lol)
 
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Like Jimmy, I'd have a number of OSes. I'd partition to 3 primary partitions, then a number of logical partitions. Primary partitions for Windows XP, Windows Vista (possibly), and documents. The others I'd end up using for linux distros, or messing with MacOSx86 or something similar, I'd imagine.
Lol, I have my drives partitioned but it still gets out of hand - when I get my 500GB I should be able to sort it out better and use my current 80GB drive to put any rubbish on.