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Leeman_s
01-24-2003, 10:37 AM
My dad tells me of some new hard drive that is going to become a standard, within about 6 months he said. Does anyone have any info on this?

ober
01-24-2003, 10:43 AM
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,108816,tk,dn011603X,00.asp

That?

frenchfry164
01-24-2003, 11:42 AM
no, I think he's probably talking about the new round cable they're starting to use instead of ribbon cables.

adrianxw
01-24-2003, 12:51 PM
>>> new hard drive that is going to become a standard

A hard drive could never become a standard, the technology is running to fast, any "standard" disk drive would be obselete before the drive was in mass production. An interface, that would be different, but any new interface would take a while to trickle through the MB manufacturers, they would then, for ages, offer dual standards, and for sure some kind of adaptors would be available later.

RoD
01-24-2003, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by adrianxw
>>> new hard drive that is going to become a standard

A hard drive could never become a standard, the technology is running to fast, any "standard" disk drive would be obselete before the drive was in mass production. An interface, that would be different, but any new interface would take a while to trickle through the MB manufacturers, they would then, for ages, offer dual standards, and for sure some kind of adaptors would be available later.

Well put. The round cables aren't nearly supported enough to be "standard". Very few things in the hardware line are standard, tell daddy to consult the dictionary :P

Travis Dane
01-24-2003, 01:45 PM
Round cables have big advantages such as airflow.
Don't know to much of it's capibility's.

ober
01-24-2003, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by frenchfry164
no, I think he's probably talking about the new round cable they're starting to use instead of ribbon cables.

Rounded IDE cables are far from new... they've been around for at least a couple years and that's hardly anything to make big news...

Leeman_s
01-24-2003, 02:49 PM
The interface is what I meant, like I said in the subject. Maybe they won't become a "standard", but they will be what ribbon cables are today, whatever you might say that is.

Lets just wait about 6 - 10 months and see what happens :)

Leeman_s
01-24-2003, 02:52 PM
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-845181.html

Govtcheez
01-24-2003, 02:52 PM
That article's a year old, dude.

Leeman_s
01-24-2003, 03:00 PM
From article:

The feature upgrade is planned to be finalized in the second half of the year, with products available in 2003. The speed increase will be defined by the end of 2003, with product availability for the year after that.

Govtcheez
01-24-2003, 03:07 PM
Any article that describes a technology where the speed increase in their hardware will be defined a year and a half after the article's written is vague enough to be rendered useless.

scott27349
01-27-2003, 09:52 PM
your dad is probly talking about the new holographic hard drives fixing to come out

Waldo2k2
01-27-2003, 11:19 PM
>>any "standard" disk drive would be obselete before the drive was in mass production

I beg to differ, floppy drives (both 5 1/2 and 3 1/2) were the standard for years. One to load the OS, on to load programs. Floppy drives still come on every computer you'd buy off the shelf, it is a standard, whether it's slower, or obsolete, or however you want to look at it, it still has very practical and necessary uses. Hard drives will always be that way (unless however something totally blows it out of the water that's cheaper). The same I believe will go for optical disks, they're so cheap to make and have such a good shelf life (no magnetic interference) that they will live as the floppy has.

I also have a question about those "round cables"....isn't it just a normal ribbon/ide cable with the wires twisted into a round sleeve?? It's still the same 168 pin (or whatever it is) isn't it? That's the case on the one's I've seen, however I could be wrong. Just wondering.

TravisS
01-28-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Waldo2k2
Floppy drives still come on every computer you'd buy off the shelf, it is a standard, whether it's slower, or obsolete, or however you want to look at it, it still has very practical and necessary uses.

Hehe. I just find that amusing because of the fact the previous Imacs (maybe new ones too) don't have a floppy drive :p

Anyway, I haven't read the articles, but I'm assuming we're talking serial ATA as the new format for hard drives? It's already making it's way into laptop computers, and a few desktop motherboard manufactures are including it on their boards too.

Waldo2k2
01-28-2003, 07:04 AM
>>previous Imacs (maybe new ones too)

Most Applications Crash, If Not, The Operating System Hangs
I rest my case :)