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Originally Posted by memerootsurely there are better aproaches
Originally Posted by rickysioFlip off the top?
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Besides, 3TB sounds small when you look at the figures from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petabyte
Originally Posted by Ryu_ookami3TB seems an awful lot of data to lose when and if the drive ever fails saying that though I said the same thing about the 2TB
Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.First Off if your Booting from a 1tb drive or higher your just asking for trouble. Common sense says boot and run OS from 500 gb or smaller, run a raid set up from 700 gb or smaller HDD's and only use 1 TB or greater for storage. Hell my 2 TB HDD is external and I would never use it as OS or running .exe files (I even spray painted U-Haul on it as it's nothing but storage).
Originally Posted by jrs77I think it's rather funny to see so much people, that need this much capacity.
I've got two gaming/working-rigs, an ION-based media-box and a MacBook Pro... all of them 4 machines together don't have more HDD-capacity then 1TB.
Oh and even my NAS only has 2x 1TB in RAID 1.
Originally Posted by play_boy_2000What M$ really needs to do is make a slick way of installing the core OS files (C:\windows\*) on a flash drive (32GB should suffice (lol, my windows folder is 19GB)) and everything else on a mechanical drive, all the while making it appear to be a single seamless HD (should be easy, as iirc ntfs partitions can be mounted as a folder).
Originally Posted by XirQuote:Originally Posted by jonmcc33 I use a 2TB Samsung drive in an external USB enclosure. It only powers on when I back up data to it, which is redundantly backed up on DVD+R.
I dare to doubt that.
That's a huuuuuuuuuuge stack of DVD+R's you're talking about.
2048GB in 4,7GB chunks (using a chunk optimizer software) = 436 DVD's :D
A backup would cost you...(let's be generous and say 10 min each) about 73 hours. ;)
Originally Posted by jonmcc33 I use a 2TB Samsung drive in an external USB enclosure. It only powers on when I back up data to it, which is redundantly backed up on DVD+R.
Originally Posted by ZurechialI'm curious as to why companies like ASUS and MSI speak as though they have to develop their own UEFI BIOSes from the ground up.
Are companies like Phoenix & American Megatrends not developing baseline UEFI BIOSes that the motherboard manufacturers could buy and build-on like they do currently?
Originally Posted by jonmcc33I set up a 300GB partition on my 1TB drive for the OS/apps. I have used the backup feature in Windows 7 to make a backup image and stored that file on a external USB hard drive. All my porn is backed up to an external USB hard drive as well.
Make back ups (lesson learned) and you won't need to worry about losing anything.
Originally Posted by TomHWhat you need to look at is the BER, or Bit Error Rate. This is usually buried deep within the specifications of the drive itself, but it's the claimed chance (by the manufacturer) of having an un-recoverable error somewhere in the disk (be it the SATA controller, cache, spindle, etc.) and thus a failed read/write.
See this ZDNet article for a better explanation of how it affects you. What you'll notice is that the BER's are usually an order of magnitude better than the example in that article. However, even if you want to ignore it on that fact - you need to wonder if a) the manufacturer was correct and b) if you want to take that chance that they're wrong, even if you're willing to risk the odds of an error being significantly higher the closer that you get to the theoretical limit.
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