Infinite sized hard drives (or partitons anyway)

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  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

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    Hi,

    I'm confused. ZFS can supposedly restore any partition to any previous state... So if I have an 80GB drive, fill it with stuff, delete it all, and then fill it again, I can easily get the old 80GB worth of stuff back... So why don't they just make a format that has infinite space?
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Philosophy, my brother.



    We can, but we cant.



    Well, we can.



    Can we?
     
  3. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    yes we can't, can't we?
     
  4. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    I may be wrong, but these hard drive restoration methods are designed to restore the hard drive after a file has been deleted and not written over, so although you may be able to restore an 80 gig hard drive after it has been deleted, I highly doubt that you can restore it after you have refilled with 80gigs worth of data, however, someone can correct me
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I believe that's correct, although using really precise magnetic scanners or something to that effect, I believe you can still reconstruct data after it's been erased and rewritten over. Hence the 15-way zero option when you're reformatting.
     

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