Seagate 1.5TB Drives?

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  1. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    So I see on Seagate's website that there is now a 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 SATA-II drive (ST31500341AS). I tried looking for a US release date and only found a place taking pre-orders in the UK and they stated "August." Anyone here know any of the US release?

    I could use some larger drives soon this is good news for me....

    EDIT: So apparently if I just search for "1.5TB Seagate" I get a bunch more results than searching for the part number. Anyway, from the Seagate press release they stated "Shipments of the Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB are set to begin August 2008"
    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=null&vgnextoid=19549a9dafc0b110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    this is good news for me, my 400gb drive for video in my server is filling up. this means that prices for terabyte drives will drop
     
  3. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Samsung F1s are already down to $150. Pretty damn cheap if you ask me.
     
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    AWESOME
     
  5. Limp_Brisket

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    every time i see anything about terrabytes it makes me think back to microsoft's terrabyte server back in the day. it use to be such a big deal :mamoru:
     
  6. Doomsday

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    anyone heard anything about the release dates of the 74GB/150GB WD Velociraptors?

    I'm waiting on those. The OCZ SSD Core Series still ain't worth it, imo.
     
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    too much money and heat for very little speed gain -- and the shittiest of the shit in terms of capacity. Better off with some 32MB cache seagate drives. RAID 3/5 that bitch if you want performance.
     
  8. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    The 150GB VR is listed on NCIX. Says it should be in stock within a few weeks. I don't see why they would even make a 74GB VR and personally I don't think they will. They will have to create a new platter, and this doesn't make sense for one drive. I am in the same boat though. I've thought long and hard about the OCZ Core, but it just doesn't perform all that well yet. I just want a small good performing boot drive.
     
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    yeah, I too doubt the 74GB VR. maybe it's just rumors.

    just checked NCIX.
    around $200?? :run:

    i'd probably still hit it :hsd:
    the 300GB VR is just too big for my OS drive.
     

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