We don't need to backup...

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    We don't need to backup...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7044606.stm
    More a case of impractical to backup
    Somewhere between 500 and 1000 DVD's seems a hell of a lot to me.

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    I sense a dramatic increase in the range of emotions felt as a user finds his 4TB hard drive has crashed. I say we just use the brains of the dead. You may get lucky and get someone who had a photographic memory.

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    There's no problem backing up a 4TB drive. Just use another 4TB drive.
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    I'm starting to wonder exactly what the point is. I mean, I'm no newsgroups junkie or whatever, so if I go ahead and install every single one of the 200 or so bits of software that I have, plus rip all the tracks from the 350 CDs I have, then I miiiiight just fill 160GB.

    Okay, so ripping DVDs (like there's a real need to do that) would push it much higher but unless it's gonna become the norm to keep a whole library full of HD titles on your hard disk (where they shouldn't be, you don't write anything to them after all) then there's gonna be a whole stack of peeps using only 10% of these drives.

    Well, until Microsoft get round to a new OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMurf View Post
    Well, until Microsoft get round to a new OS.
    No doubt Windows 2012 will require 2TB to install!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMurf View Post
    I'm starting to wonder exactly what the point is. I mean, I'm no newsgroups junkie or whatever, so if I go ahead and install every single one of the 200 or so bits of software that I have, plus rip all the tracks from the 350 CDs I have, then I miiiiight just fill 160GB.
    Take a 4 TB drive and build a small, lightweight NAS (I mean LITERALLY lightweight) with Wi-Fi. Slap some solar cells on it, and hang it from a weather balloon. Fly it on a long tether above a metro area. Now everybody has a file server!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMurf View Post
    Okay, so ripping DVDs (like there's a real need to do that) would push it much higher but unless it's gonna become the norm to keep a whole library full of HD titles on your hard disk (where they shouldn't be, you don't write anything to them after all) then there's gonna be a whole stack of peeps using only 10% of these drives.
    I'm sure it will be, or at least some form of local large central storage. I mean why rummage through piles of hard-copy DVDs and play them in spin drives, when a search function can bring all of your soft titles to the tips of your fingers and play them at 7,200 RPM.

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    well 4 TB of storage right now is kind of impractical for the regular computer user...but it is quite practical for those who do video editing.

    A guy at work who I know does video editing has about that much disk space on his computer (between a few different drives) and he uses almost all of it.
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    I have almost a terabyte in anime alone, but I had delete half of it so I could fit more, since I didn't have the DVDs to back it up. As a side note, that was compressed, not uncompressed, if it was in mpeg format still, it would have been quite larger. (Most DivX/Xvid avis)

    On a related thought, I have a about a quarter of my DVDs ripped to my system, now a days it is really easy to set up your system to hook up to your TV and home theater stuff. Then you can just go to your Videos folder of your media player and pick which DVD you would like to watch. I know once I get settled into my new place (just moved) I am going to work on getting my TV hooked up to my computer for video watching purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithan View Post
    I have almost a terabyte in anime alone
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    Perhaps that was an exaggeration, but not too great of one, I have a ton of anime, 'bout half of it was download for friends who lack broadband connections or wanted me to author DVDs for them of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7044606.stm
    More a case of impractical to backup
    Somewhere between 500 and 1000 DVD's seems a hell of a lot to me.
    So you should use the proper optical storage for back up ^)
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    I've used 310/580 GBs of my space, and then I have a 500 GB external backup drive. I was rather amazed about a month ago when I saw a 1 Terabyte HDD at Best Buy.

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    Partitioning will be an interesting factor on these huge disks, too. MBR-based partitions can't be larger than two terabytes, so a 4 terabyte drive would need at least two partitions. You can always use GPT to get around this limitation, but you'll need Windows Vista (or Linux) to be able to read/write to it. (And forget about booting. GPT-based disks need an EFI to be able to boot.)
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    Its much more convenient to access several hundred DVD's through media player than by flipping through half a dozen CD satchel's. I cant wait until I have a terabyte of RAM no seriously Id use it right now.
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