800 GB Xserve...

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by shadowfax0, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    This seems to be the next thing. Western Digital has a 200 GB ATA drive out now, and the only thing is that OS X.1 can't support them, but Jaguar can. So I'm thinking on the next revision of the Xserve, we will see the option of up to 800 GB of storage on 1U, it makes sense in my eyes. That'd be killer, so close to one Terabyte in 1U, the competition wouldn't be able to compare.
  2. billiam0878 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2002
    Winter Park, FL
    .8Terabytes of storage would be sweet! Do you think they'll upgrade the processors, or leave them as is?

  3. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    I am not sure but i think only ATA-133 can support 200 gb hdd's
  4. shadowfax0 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    I don't know when they'd revise the Xserves, being that they are still pretty new on the scene. But I figure they'll upgrade them to 2x 1.25 G4's when we get the next powermac revision, heck, maybe they'll even introduce a lower end Xserve for school and stuff that's a 2x 867 G4. And I think you're right with the ATA/133, I think they *could* be supported with a lower protocol, but ATA/133 goes at 133 Mb/sec, so say, ATA/66 goes at 66 Mb/sec, so it would take ages to write the whole drive, it would probably be in Apple's best interest to (whenever they do) upgrade the Xserve with a higher protocol, I think that'd make sense (so the new drive modules, the theorectical 200 GB ones that is, will work with older Xserves, just not quite as fast).
  5. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    The Western Digital 200 GB drive is ATA-100, but uses a new 48-bit addressing method.

    It requires a special controller card that supports the 48-bit addressing mode.

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