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EaGle1337 January 13, 2009 01:47 PM

Western Digital Ups Platter Density, to Launch 2 TB HDD
 
seems to have matched rival Seagate's per-platter storage density mark, with its 500GB platter technology. What's more, WD is planning to release a quad-platter hard drive totaling two terabytes of unformatted capacity before Seagate could achieve that feat with its Barracuda 7200.12 series. Seagate was the first to come out with a 1.5TB hard drive with four 375GB platters.
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enaberif January 13, 2009 01:48 PM

And as I stated elsewhere.

If you plan to use the 2TB as a entire drive your going to be stuck to a few OSs that will support it because the only way to properly be able to use a 2TB drive is with an OS that can read GPT tables as MBR will no longer work.

Empty_Quarter January 13, 2009 02:10 PM

2TB is an aweful lot of data to be dependant on one drive. Get RAID-1 if you want this :P

Chilly January 13, 2009 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 138128)
And as I stated elsewhere.

If you plan to use the 2TB as a entire drive your going to be stuck to a few OSs that will support it because the only way to properly be able to use a 2TB drive is with an OS that can read GPT tables as MBR will no longer work.

Any system that I would put a drive like this in it, use already uses an OS that would support it, no issue.

All recent modern OSs(Mac OSX, Windows, Linux) I can think of, all support GPT tables.

CanadaRox January 13, 2009 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 138128)
And as I stated elsewhere.

If you plan to use the 2TB as a entire drive your going to be stuck to a few OSs that will support it because the only way to properly be able to use a 2TB drive is with an OS that can read GPT tables as MBR will no longer work.

Plus isn't this only true for using this as your O/S drive? The only way I'd buy anything this large would be if I were to put it in my server. I find my WD 640GB Black was way larger than I would use, as all my storage goes onto my server. I think I'd have plenty of space with 2x 64GB SSDs in RAID0 (or 4x 32GB!!)

geokilla January 13, 2009 07:55 PM

As former Seagate CEO Bill Watkins would say: "Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."

Is there any use for 2TB? I can't even use over half of my 640GB, and I barely used over 60% of my 250GB hard drive before I gave the whole comp to my sister.

Chilly January 13, 2009 08:18 PM

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As former Seagate CEO Bill Watkins would say: "Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."

Is there any use for 2TB? I can't even use over half of my 640GB, and I barely used over 60% of my 250GB hard drive before I gave the whole comp to my sister.

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Easy, and thats only my main desktop. You should see my file server. :haha:

When I finally get around to building a new file server, hopefully these 2TB will be nicely priced! :thumb:

Phobia January 13, 2009 08:28 PM

Chilly likes his porn

Chilly January 13, 2009 08:58 PM

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Chilly likes his porn

:haha: No comment. :ph34r:

Nah, its just filled with crap like this;
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Infiniti January 13, 2009 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Chilly (Post 138370)
:haha: No comment. :ph34r:

Nah, its just filled with crap like this;
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LOL. :rofl:


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