new 500 gb HD

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  1. V00d00

    V00d00 New Member

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    who makes it?
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    currently it's 150gb per platter max and only 3 platters fit in a hdd. so no one makes it. I would like to know where did you get this information from. In about a few more months there maybe 500gb hdd hitting the market but it'll be really expenisve and will proably use sata.
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    i believe it's 2 250gb hdd raided together to get one big drive.
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    500GB Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA RAID 0 Array
    yup 2 250gb hdd raided together to make one big drive
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    V00d00 New Member

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    ok thanks.
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    you can find more information about raid, but from what i know RAID 0 is a combined drive while RAID +1 is a combined drive plus mirroring. Raid 0 has only one problem is that file are split between the two drives, say you have a digitized home video file, half the file is on one drive and half is on the other, and if one drive fails you data is gone. Mirroring and backups are even more critical when using RAID.
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    I know that Maxtor makes 300GB internal ATA 133 drives, but they're not cheap, about $300.00, which is about $1 per gigabyte.

    I suppose that that would have been considered a pretty good deal tens years ago. :D

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