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Hitachi Stacks Up 1TB Storage Capacity

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http://www.dailyfinancenews.com/story.php?id=675

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies have developed a digital storage technology method that will create a record 1TB storage density on disk drives.

The process, known as perpendicular recording, places tiny magnetic ones and zeros, the basis for digital technology, upright instead of end to end, allowing them to be packed closer together.

The Hitachi storage development would allow PCs to store a trillion bytes of information.

Hitachi will make the announcement, one the magnetic storage industry has been waiting on for twenty years, on Monday

According to the New York Times, Hitachi plans to report a storage density of 230 billion bits per square inch. Such technology would create a desktop computer drive capable of storing twice the capacity of today's disks.

Currently the industry relies on updated improvements in end to end longitudinal recording systems. With the rate of improvement for such systems slowing down the storage industry is preparing to make the transition to perpendicular recording.

In a move that may keep costs down Toshiba and Seagate Technology will also be offering drives based on perpendicular recording this year.
1T is that insane or what?

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That's pretty cool, but for that much storage I'd rather a redundant array of multiple disks. Sure 1TB of storage is cool, but what happens when that single point of failure fails? You're stuck with an $800+ paper weight.
 

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Buy two. That way you can have a back up. With all that you can get online now days you need that much storage if you don't have a dvd burner.
 

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bnccoder said:
Buy two. That way you can have a back up. With all that you can get online now days you need that much storage if you don't have a dvd burner.
Ok, but how cost effective do you think that will be? LaCie has been selling 1TB external disks for quite some time (They're actually a 4 disk volume), and they've yet to drop under a grand.

If I'm going to spend that much money, I'm going to get five 250GB disks (or six 200GBs) and put them in a RAID5 array. That way if a drive fails fails I can replace one cheap drive, rebuild the array and still not lose any data. Replacing one $200 drive just makes more sense than replacing an $800+ drive. Furthermore, with a RAID array, you eliminate the need to purchase two $800+ drives, and still maintain a higher level or redundancy.

5 or 6 redundant points of failure > 2 points of failure > 1 point of failure.

Huge single drives will never out way redundant arrays, until hard drive technology gets to the point where they don't wear out or fail. Which will probably be never.
 

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True but I still want one, you could back up everything to it and just not use it.
 

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bnccoder said:
True but I still want one, you could back up everything to it and just not use it.
Why would you drop $800+ on a drive and not use it???
 

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I wouldn't pay for it. Fill it up and use it as a back up for all the other drives. Instead of having 5 back up drives you can just have one.
 

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Instead of having 5 back up drives you can just have one.
You might have 5 physical drives, but with RAID you'd only have one drive as far as the computer is concerned. (read: volume) It might take up a bit more space, but it's still a better, and cheaper, back up solution. Hell, you can turn an old computer case into the array and make it into network storage.
 

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Ok, but how cost effective do you think that will be? LaCie has been selling 1TB external disks for quite some time (They're actually a 4 disk volume), and they've yet to drop under a grand.

If I'm going to spend that much money, I'm going to get five 250GB disks (or six 200GBs) and put them in a RAID5 array. That way if a drive fails fails I can replace one cheap drive, rebuild the array and still not lose any data. Replacing one $200 drive just makes more sense than replacing an $800+ drive. Furthermore, with a RAID array, you eliminate the need to purchase two $800+ drives, and still maintain a higher level or redundancy.

5 or 6 redundant points of failure > 2 points of failure > 1 point of failure.

Huge single drives will never out way redundant arrays, until hard drive technology gets to the point where they don't wear out or fail. Which will probably be never.
Or even smaller drives RAID 30 or 50..
 

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Junglizm said:
Ok, but how cost effective do you think that will be? LaCie has been selling 1TB external disks for quite some time (They're actually a 4 disk volume), and they've yet to drop under a grand.

If I'm going to spend that much money, I'm going to get five 250GB disks (or six 200GBs) and put them in a RAID5 array. That way if a drive fails fails I can replace one cheap drive, rebuild the array and still not lose any data. Replacing one $200 drive just makes more sense than replacing an $800+ drive. Furthermore, with a RAID array, you eliminate the need to purchase two $800+ drives, and still maintain a higher level or redundancy.

5 or 6 redundant points of failure > 2 points of failure > 1 point of failure.

Huge single drives will never out way redundant arrays, until hard drive technology gets to the point where they don't wear out or fail. Which will probably be never.
Holy shit, you just stole the words right out of my mouth, especially considering this is Hitachi (IBM). Anyone here remember the Deskstar 75GXP :redface:?

They never recalled those things, right? Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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They recalled the deathstars, Maxtor Apollos, you name it.. everyone puts out a dud. every now and again.
 

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considering this is Hitachi (IBM). Anyone here remember the Deskstar 75GXP :redface:?

They never recalled those things, right? Correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not sure if they recalled them, but I know they did a lot of RMAs. I personally had to do a few...

IBM has a pretty good track record of quality though, it was just a defective line.
 

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They recalled the deathstars, Maxtor Apollos, you name it.. everyone puts out a dud. every now and again.
Yeah, the Quantum Bigfoots sucked balls too. What scares me is that the 75GXP seemed to have a 100% failure rate, from what I've read.

I can't seem to find anything about Maxtor's Apollo's. But just about every drive from them I've ever used is a piece of shit. They only seem to be quiet in Dell machines because Dell's cases seal out pretty much all noise. As soon as you run it case open (I have), it's like a Marbleworks set.

Their older drives whined so loud you would swear your machine was emo. We used to have a 6.4GB drive from them that was so loud, you could hear it downstairs, about 60 feet away, whining away. It was in my father's Dell Dimension P75T (I miss that thing, oh the memories :( ), two IBM Aptivas, an AOpen mATX case, and the bastard whined louder than any drive I've used in my life. It was to the point where I had to leave my door closed when my machine was on.

On the other hand, IBM Travelstar drives absolutely fucking rock. Every one I've seen is just fantastic, including the 10GB in my Pentium 2 ThinkPad 600E. They are very quick and responsive, and rather quiet.
 

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wow.....do you know how much porn you can store on your comp with that?