Infinite sized hard drives (or partitons anyway)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Max on Macs, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

    Feb 25, 2006
    Milton Keynes, UK

    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

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
    Philosophy, my brother.

    We can, but we cant.

    Well, we can.

    Can we?
  3. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    At the Airport. UK
    yes we can't, can't we?
  4. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    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


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    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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