Lacie bring out a 1 terabyte external HD

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    OMG! That's just nuts! But so very cool if you do video or animation....

    And its only $1200! You'd think it would be so much more. Very impressive. I'd love to have one just to say I have a TerraByte of storage on my desktop :D

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    I have a terrabyte of storage on my desktop in the form of a jbod that is four 250gig drives. This lacie drive is way smaller and comporable in price. Of course I have only 500gigs of storage space, I have the drives set up as a mirror for redundancy. Cool drive.
     
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    thatsa big meatball

    wow, a terrabyte. Pretty scary if you think about it.
     
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    my plan for taking over the world is getting cheaper and cheaper by the day. anyways, that is pretty awesome, and even better its made by a quality company like lacie, still rather have a xserve raid, much cooler but much more xpensive.

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    One word: Wow. My 240GB is getting pretty cramped!
     
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    If I got one for my tangerine iMac, would I have to install OSX in the first 7Gigs of the drive or could I put it in any of my hundred odd partitions?:confused:
     
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    That's pretty amazing, and $1200 (£652!!!) for 1 terabyte external drive is outstanding, imagine how much it will be down to a year from now :cool:
     
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    The 8GB boot partition only applies to drives on the built-in IDE bus of the affected machines. SCSI, FireWire, and PCI card connected IDE drives are not affected by the limitation.
    If you connect this to your system and it supports booting to Firewire, then you can boot to a 1TB partition if you like, barring any other OS or firmware limiations.
     
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    no.. I mean what if I get a 1Terra and stick it inside my fictitious tangerino mobile? What would I do then? ay?:)
     
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    i'm assuming thats just 4 250 gig HDs mounted side by side in a case...sata or ide the cost for 4 drives like that is under $1000.
     
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    Wow!! That is making my 20gb hd feel kinda small.:(
     
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    I've never had the "joy" of a 20 gig. I went from an 8 to a 40, which was fine at the time (Windows PC). My first Mac was an iBook with a 30 gig drive - too small! My current Power Mac has an 80, which I thought I'd never fill up, but I've already used over 50 gigs...
     
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    This is a killer for video people. I thought my iMac's 60 would do good enough... boy was I wrong. I quickly got an external 120GB. I felt I was covered for at least 2 years. Again I failed in predicting the future... within 6 months I had to buy another external... this time a 160GB. And this is for a prosumer high-school student... imagine how fast the professionals' drives fill up! This extra terabyte is definitely a welcome choice.



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    I might eventually get something like this - especially when i have a new machine with FireWire 800.....its truly amazing.

    Only one thing I can see that will be a problem.....backups :D :p

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