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videoguy
01-15-2004, 12:13 PM
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10118

this looks really promising a terbyte of storage for around 1000 bucks and with the firewire 800 interface backups wouldnt take too long

Tom Wood
01-15-2004, 12:59 PM
Heh, and I thought I was doing well with a 250G firewire. It's apparent that drives will continue to get bigger capacities and smaller prices, so I guess it's just a matter of when to jump in. With a drive that large, I'd be concerned that it would die of old age before I filled it up, then lose all the data in one fell swoop.

At first I was similarly concerned about my 250G, but I've managed to get it almost half full already, so I'll retire it young. What is the average service life of a IDE drive these days?

With the price differences between disks of various sizes being less and less, it's hard to resist 'bigger is better'. It's a puzzle. :p

TW

Jim_C
01-15-2004, 01:05 PM
Internal 100 mb/s but external only 55 so a little slo for editing, almost,
but like you say, back up city!

Imagine it going down and losing a Tera of info.

oof.

nice piece

bradl
01-15-2004, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Tom Wood
With the price differences between disks of various sizes being less and less, it's hard to resist 'bigger is better'. I noticed yesterday, Maxtor is up to 320GB:
Pricewatch (http://69.20.62.194/1/26/5727-1.htm)

Ivan
01-15-2004, 01:46 PM
I noticed yesterday, Maxtor is up to 320GB

Did you notice it is only 5400rpm?:-(

I did see a 300GB external at MicroCenter for $300 or so.

Ivan

mgrusin
01-16-2004, 10:30 AM
Seems that most IDEs come with 3-year warranties these days, so I would assume that for economic reasons the MTBF is beyond that. You could always buy two and mirror 'em.

Another upcoming backup option may be blue laser DVDs, which are supposed to hold many 10s of GBs. This will be nice when and if the media becomes cheap as CD-Rs...

-MG.

ted
01-16-2004, 11:55 AM
mgrusin said, "Seems that most IDEs come with 3-year warranties these days".
What that means is, they will last 3 years and 2 days!;)

Really nice option since I've got 4 200's in use now.. One client has filled 2 of them and I've not backed up thier last several campaigns.
Of course, I always have the Beta originals.

Jim Capillo
01-16-2004, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by ted
What that means is, they will last 3 years and 2 days!;)



I've got only one positive story regarding warrantees - 59,277 miles on our last car (60,000 mi warrantee), developed a slight knock in the engine. Took it in and they first put in new lifters..... no difference.

No arguments out of them - they then put in a new engine. Another 800 miles and i bet it would've been a different story !