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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by seabass069, Apr 26, 2006.
Seagate announced a 750 GB disk drive.
Same technology as the 160 GB 2.5 inch drive. It's good stuff but expensive for now. I'm sure the 750 GB drive will be expensive for its size for the first 3 months.
Was there a price listed because I couldn't find one anywhere?
Here's a Norwegian site selling for the equivalent of ~US$700.
Thanks. That isn't too bad of a price for right now but I can't wait till these get down to about $300! I have just over 3TB of storage now and its crazy to think that would just be 4 of those drives.
Wow, that's hot!
THAT is MASSIVE
I still recall when my 286 laptop had a huge 21mb hard drive
I think I need one of these..... maybe..... never ever run out of room (unless I was using windows )
The thinking that I go by for storage or Ram,If i think that 200GB drive will be enough then i double the storage size.. Same for the Ram .. Never have enough storage or Ram ..
I'd love to buy a 750 gig box of RAM instead . Plug it in and you have a supercomputer.
"Seagate Technology plans to release a 750GB external hard disk drive based on its recently announced Barracuda 7200.10 drive mechanism in May. Equipped with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, the new drive will cost $559."
That price isn't bad compared to some of the Lacie dual disk options.
that woulds sure make a nice backup drive.
Here's the drive for $517...
Only $500 seems like a deal if you really need the space.
Dang you, you had me momentarily thinking/hoping this thing was actually a 2.5 inch drive!
Obviously not happening any time soon, but man would I love to stick a 750 gig 2.5" 7200 RPM drive into my PowerBook!
Let's get to 250 GB first...
And formatted, that 750GB drive gets us....what...300GB?
It should be 697GB after formatting.
oh god no, you lose A LOT more than that, i am pretty sure my 250GB drive went down to 232. my 120 went to 114
It will register as 697 GB in your OS after accounting for the GiB/GB unit conversion. Formatting will take some more space...don't know how much.
697 seems right given those figures. Your 250 Gb drive lost 7.2% of its capacity and your 120 lost 5%. If those are the right numbers the 750 would lose approximetly 40-55 Gb... and end up at around 700. I think 696 or 697 is the exact answer.
ok call me stupid i went back into the thread thinking it was 700GB instead of 750 don't ask me how i did that -_-.
Yes, at the GB range, you lose just about 7% in the GiB/GB unit conversion, as 1 GiB (or 1 GB in the hard drive industry) equals 1,073,741,824 bytes, not a billion bytes. That makes a 750 GiB drive equal to about 698.5 GB.