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Western Digital announces 2TB drive

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. dave29

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    Yeah i know, thats probably why you can find them for $119(cheaper than some 1TB drives):)
     
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    I have a pair of Seagate 1.5's and they've been flawless. I got them in December, but they were after the "bad" firmware. I haven't done anything to them, and have no issues.

    Likely, most of the problem reviews were from the drives made during the period that had the bad firmware. You'll never hear about the millions of drives that work fine, just the thousands that had problems. And while those problems are real and those owners are justifyably upset, it doesn't mean that every drive is bad.
     
  3. dave29

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    You have a really good point there. Like I stated earlier, mine work fine as well.
     
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    Rich

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    Sounds as if they are dumping them, doesn't it? Wonder how well they work on computers?

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    Rich

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    Those are just the drives, not eSATAs? My two Xtreme 1.5s word perfectly and they are on the list of "bad hard drives". Never had a problem, never bothered with new firmware. If it works...

    That's the case with most electronic devices. The "squeaky wheel" gets the most notice and nobody who is having problems with a device wants to hear that everybody else is having no problems with that device. Just adds to the frustration.

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    Rich

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    That point applies to the HRs too. And the eSATAs. But if we have the same device that someone has troubles with, I think it's important for them to know that not all the devices are bad.

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  7. Apr 1, 2009 #127 of 166
    dave29

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    Yep, that's exactly what I think(dumping them). I'm sure they would be fine on a computer.
     
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    Rich

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    I talk to techs at Seagate occasionally and they are gearing up to start providing proper eSATAs for all the various providers. Be a while, I think they will have a 2TB drive out in a couple of months, if not sooner. One tech told me it was kinda rough complying with all the providers. But, at least, they are finally getting on the bandwagon and starting to notice eSATA usage. Same seems to be true of WD, too.

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    Rich

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    I thought D* was dumping the 22-100s too and if they are, they have an awful lot of them. Every time Costco runs out of them, they get more.

    Just out of curiosity, what would the average person do with a 1.5TB on a computer? That's an awful lot of storage.

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  10. Apr 2, 2009 #130 of 166
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    Video. HD video.

    I have 4TB on my server and it's not really enough.
     
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    Besides video. I wasn't considering video when I posted that question. Let me rephrase it. Besides video, what would the average person (that's not you) do with a 1.5TB drive on a computer? At home. Me for instance. All I use my computers for are portals to the Internet. I posed that question out of curiosity, not being argumentative.

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    dave29

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    The average person would never use 1.5TB on a computer(unless storing video). 500 gb is more than enough for the average user. Most of my desktops have 1TB drives, but that is because they are so cheap. My server stores all of my music, pics, and video/movies now.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    At $99...that's why I upgraded to a 1TB....even with all the stuff I store...plenty of room left...:)
     
  14. Apr 2, 2009 #134 of 166
    dave29

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    Yeah, I even saw a hitachi 1tb the other day for $79:eek2:
     
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    Rich

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    So the whole point of making the 1.5s and 2TBs must be for recording video? Wonder when they began considering DVRs a viable business choice?

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  16. Apr 3, 2009 #136 of 166
    dave29

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    DVR, Video(media) or Server/Backup applications for multiple computers.
     
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    Rich

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    I can see a purpose for them in a business setting. But aside from storing video, what other purpose does a 1.5 or 2TB serve for the average home computer? That's an awful lot of storage.

    Rich
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    For some anyway....:D

    I'm sitting with 78% left on my 1GB....and I have ALOT of digital photos and other significant files....

    Interesting enough...my "work laptop" only has 160 GB drive....adequate.
     
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    Rich

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    I never use my computers for anything but a portal to the Internet. My wife keeps all the stuff on her computer and, so far, she hasn't complained about the capacity. My computers still have very little on the hard drive.

    Rich
     
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    dave29

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    An average person would never fill that. Most of "us" aren't average.:lol:

    I have approximately 10tb of storage(server,NAS,Ext HDD's) at my house and probably around 50% of that is media, 20% is docs and files, and the rest is still available(for now). That doesn't include any of my dvr's either. Most of my dvr's are stock, but I have 2 of them with antec mx-1 enclosures and WD GP 1tb drives.
     

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