Wow, i am curious how reliable it will be. The reviews for the 2TB (crashes and failures) had made me adverse to buying those so I can imagine what 3TB might bring. Hopefully making the drive bigger will fix those issues. I would love to have (4) 3TB drives in RAID 5 array...if my NAS supports it.
Glad i choice to install the 64 bit version of windows 7 when i upgraded :). Lets just see how good this HDD will perform.
These will be a real boon for those wanting to rip their BDs to a HDD.
Why though really. Yes you would get 3TB of space, but I personally would rather have 4 500-750 GB drives in a raid 5 stripe. You get a performance increase, stability/data security, and if you outfit it right hot swappable drives, and or an external one. This becomes a much better picture when you think of E-SATA or SATA/USB3 performance levels, and for the same price or about the same as one of these when released.
Yeah, but 5 600GB Velociraptors would set you back well over a grand.
That would be nice to have but I would rather have 2 Raptors instead. I would end up partioning the drive in 500 gb each or however Windows 7 would let me sort it out but brring in the Raptors.
Or, you could wait for SSD's to hit the big time.
I agree SSD is the way to go.
I could see utilizing a few Raptors in a RAID array until SSD prices come down to earth.
I won't be buying one of these 3TB drives until they have been out for a while, tested and have the bugs worked out of them.
While I can appreciate the huge amount of storage and the leading edge technology in these drives, I have found that the 'leading edge' too often becomes the 'bleeding edge' with brand new tech toys.
Sometimes it pays to wait.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
«... and that sector is probably already using the 64-bit version of Windows 7.» Perhaps Ray Willington doesn't know any Linux users (modern distros shouldn't have any difficulty handling Long LBA addressing - for example, ext4 on 64-bit Ubuntu Lucid) ? Is he opposed to slumming ?...
I bet there will be another snafu with certain motherboards being incompatible with the 3TB drives. time will tell.
I knew there were some odd hurdles keeping 2TB as the max hard drive size for such a long time. Once this barrier gets passed it won't be long before we see single 8 - 16 TB drives.
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