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For those who remember, I purchased THIS a few months back for my Quad. I finally picked up 2 500Gb drives (Seagate's) today and tossed them in there. The drives were on sale at FRY'S for $119 each, which is a pretty darn good price for 500Gb SATAII drives. The 750Gbs were still over $300 on sale.

That brings me to a total of 1.75Tb of internal space and 3.5Tb of total (Internal + External) space.



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Another Gigabyte of Storage!
Wow... you really mean a whole GB?
That is a lot of space.
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Wow... you really mean a whole GB?
That is a lot of space.
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Ya know, I JUST caught that....


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Ya know, I JUST caught that....
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Hehe... I knew what you meant.
I fixed the thread title for ya.
I have some serious HD envy now.
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I have some serious HD envy now.
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Yeah, me too - are those the 7200.09 or the newer 7200.10 models
May have to see if they're on sale here too

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baggss, dare I ask - what do you DO with all that storage? Is it humanly possible to use up nearly 2 Tb of store?...

Of course, many, many years ago (believe me, MANY years ago) I remember laying hands on a physically huge 1 MB removable hard disk for the DEC PDP 11 we used in a university lab and asking the same question - how could anyone POSSIBLY fill up an ENTIRE 1 MB drive??? Unthinkable! :dive:

Of course, fast forward to today, and the question is a little different! :dive:

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I'm seriously jealous. I want more space too. I really need to pick up a few HDs though, for backups and spare storage.

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I believe they are the 7200.10 drives.

I needed to expand for my every growing Video collection. I've ripped most of my DVD (both movies and TV shows) collection to hard disc (mp4 format), but I was seriously short of drive space. I specifically wanted SATAII drives internally as USB2 external is just to slow to copy large files to/from or to even consider streaming to an Apple TV when I get one. The USB2 External is good for my Music collection (spread across 5 drives btw) though. I think I'm pretty well set for a while now. Eventually I'll upgrade all 4 internal SATAII drives to 1Tb discs when they come out.


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Wow, that's some serious space. Now you can just download all the contents of the internet for easy and fast access!! ( or at least a few small sites, like Wikipedia!)

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Eventually I'll upgrade all 4 internal SATAII drives to 1Tb discs when they come out.
They're already out. I forget who I saw selling them. Also, I just saw an article on Engadget of a company that is near to completing the design for a 2-4 TB single disc about the thickness of a standard DVD. I guess the secret is that it's transparent so it can have several more layers. They're really killing my dreams for mainstream production of SSD's.
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Anybody happen to know how much space the internet takes up?

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sevenhelmet, I don't think anyone can answer that question.

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Anybody happen to know how much space the internet takes up?
All of it......


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Yeah, after I made that post i went out and tried to find a number for the size of the internet. Rman is right, nobody really knows, but in 1992, there were about 200 domain hosts. Today there are over 194,000,000.

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Yum, nothing like lots of Seagate goodness!

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Yum, nothing like lots of Seagate goodness!
Aye, Seagate goodness

Though if you take a look at my blog, we've been working on a japanese import external drive that can carry a Terabyte...and it's cheap.
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