Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by deusexaethera, Jan 11, 2009.
Sweet deal. Too bad it's in USD
It will be a long, long time before I use a disk that big for anything besides movies -- and even then, it'll be in RAID1 at least. I refuse to trust that much data to a single device.
Even my office file server only has a little more data than that can hold, and it's stored on a 7-disk array!
Canadian pricing for 158!
I currently have three 320GB drives and a 150GB drive.. over 1TB.. and it's almost completely filled
Seagate 1.5TB Drives have some serious issues, new firmware helps some but not 100%, I still wouldn't use them.
Holy shit what do you fill that up with?
What kind of issues?
HD movies are 25-50gb a piece. 20 will fill up a terabyte.
You can read about it here: http://stx.lithium.com/stx/board?board.id=ata_drives that's the official Seagate Community Forums.
I'm generally a huge seagate fan, but with the warranty coming down to 3 years from 5, and all the firmware issues I've seen in the 7200.11 AS/NS drives with raid controllers, I'm truly very disappointed in them.
The Seagate 1.5 TB drive had a firmware problem when initially released
Still does, new one does not fix all issues.
Where you getting HD movies from? HD-DVDs? Blu-Rays? I didn't think they had decoders available for those yet.
(I'm not asking for a decoder, I'm asking if they exist at all.)
What if you just wanted to put movies on it and not use it in RAID? Good for that?
Not the 1.5tb 7200.11 model, still too many issues on it, I wouldn't use it at all. I think it's pretty telling that when seagate announced/released their 7200.12 drives last week they only released a 500/750/1tb model, very rare for them not to release a drive as big or bigger than the series before, I think it is their way of acknowledging there are still too many issues they have yet to solve on that drive.
This is just a screenshot of a few of the 500+ available right now with more being added every day
Something is up with 1.5TB drives in general. Most SAN vendors that I've been talking to are not going to release 1.5TB drives into their arrays and are jumping directly to 2TB ones... if they pass certification.
That's pretty much my experience, though I wonder if 2tb will be better, time will tell I suppose.
If there are that many problems, then it sounds like the law of diminishing returns has arrived at last.
I bet they will... as the size of individual platters goes up, so does capacity potential and reliability.
100GB pictures, 60GB music.. the rest is all video
AACS was broken before many Blu-Ray movies had even used it. after that, it's just a matter of getting to the audio and video
Me too. I hate having to minimize and maximize windows constantly.
I just hate having to go back and forth between 10 diff programs and internet 5000 times a day. just have one monitor do encoding.. one monitor do internet.