Who's planning on a Terabyte?

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  1. BilltheCat macrumors regular

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    And who just wants one? I want a TB of storage but cannot say I need it. My std HDD would probably be fine. My 160GB External even more so.

    But it isnt really about NEED here is it? It's about WANT. and it's possible now almost cheaply too. 500GB's are downright affordable ! 750's are also!

    When I was in college a 20MG HDD was considered huge! But now, well you know.

    so who is thinking about going for the terabyte? It is very tempting yes?:rolleyes:
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe the question should be, who already has a terabyte of storage? ;)
     
  3. BilltheCat thread starter macrumors regular

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    maybe so! What do you use it for? work or personal? music storage, movie storage, lots of apps, pictures, all of the above?
     
  4. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    I'm seriously considering one of those 1TB drives, and I already have over 1.5TB of HD space. Video and photo stuff, mostly, including backups.
     
  5. cepler macrumors member

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    I could easily chew through a TB. My current desktop has 138GB RAID0 array of Raptors for booting, 233 GB RAID1 for important stuff, a 400G ext drive, a 120G ext drive and an 80G ext drive. In addition to this I have 4 120G drives in RAID5 on a NAS for 324G...

    138
    233
    400
    120
    80
    324
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    1295

    So I guess I broke a TB :)

    Primary use for my storage is digital photos, my iTunes library+backup (~150 gig) and ISOs of DVDs. The DVDs are what is cramping my style. I want to rip all of our DVDs and have them available in full ISO format but just don't have the space yet....Need...more...storage! Where are those PB hard drives????
     
  6. tekmate macrumors newbie

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    My Powerbook has an 80gb and I am only using 25gb of it and truthfully I never delete anything. My PC laptop has a 120gb and I am using about 60gb on that including all the music and videos so I may want one but I don't need one. At work we are not allowed to store data locally so most drives are overkill.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Once I have the money I will put two 750GB drives in my G3. so that is over 1TB
     
  8. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    Hitachi is supposed to release a terrabyte drive for this year $399. Its seems very reasonable having a terrabyte to store a bunch of ripped DVDs, backups with previous versions etc. and maybe just a little room for expansion. I'd buy one except that I need it now and just bought a 400GB drive to hold me over. Also getting a 160GB internal drive for my Macbook. I'd rather get more, but Fujitsu is late with their 250 and 300GB drives and they're too thick to fit in the Macbook anyway.
     
  9. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I'll likely get a OWC 1TB external hard drive with a Macbook Pro purchase in the coming months.
     
  10. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I have a file server with 1.7TB of storage. It is about 75% full. Throw in my other machines, and I total well over 2.0TB. Most of it is video storage. The rest of it is software, web sites, and graphics projects of mine over the years, and their respective backups.
     
  11. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    160GB internal
    2x250GB external
    40GB external
    5 GB iPod

    705GB total

    I'd like to get another 250GB external, and I'd like the next computer I get to have a 250Gb internal drive, at least. That'd be 1TB+ total.
     
  12. BilltheCat thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow

    I guess that is the world of Mac's! Lots of video storage.

    To me a TB is just a grail sort of. I cannot even imagine a PByte! TOO big a number to fathom!
     
  13. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    My first mac had a 40MB hard drive. I thought that was a lot. I usually didn't have to use discs at all! Next one had 4GB, which seemed insane by comparison. How could I ever fill that? Music... 160GB seemed like a lot at first too. Soon 1TB won't seem like that much either.
     
  14. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    We could definitely use more space... We're well over a TB now, but full to the brim after video footage (old stuff that's just saved for now) and DVD rips. I mean, even ripped down to a DVD-R (4.73GB) a piece, that's still only about 215 DVDs per TB...cut that in half if you want a full ISO rip.
     
  15. BilltheCat thread starter macrumors regular

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    not my business but why do you want/need 215 dvd's on your HDD?
     
  16. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    if someone likes watching movies on their computer it is good, and why do you want/need all of your music on your computer when you can get a CD player?;)

    I am planning to rip my entire DVD collection once I get the storage space and then I will be able to stream them to my laptop and watch them anywhere in my house, or put some on an external drive for a trip instead of bringing a bunch of DVDs
     
  17. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    I do have a ,well did, terrabyte. 750 in the powermac and 250 was out before that drive ate itself.
     
  18. BilltheCat thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hate when they do that! Makes me wonder if my TB is better off being 2-500's or even 4-250's?
     
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    I'll say a prayer for your power supply...
     
  20. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Thanks it should work. At least one other person here has a similar setup they may have one more drive though.
     
  21. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    I would have to say once you have that much storage space you FIND ways to fill it. I woult love 1Tb, but 250gb does the job for now...
     
  22. wako macrumors 65816

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    honestly, i dont see how NORMAL people would need a terrabyte. If you want to back up all your DVDs, games, whatever, okay, that is understandable. But for the normal end user, I can never imagine how one can use a terabyte. Even for porn, ONE TERABYTE OF PORN? I mean, honestly, after 500gb worth, you should realize you have a problem and probably should cut back, and start deleting...
     
  23. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2tb LaCie S1S (Raid 5) and I am eagerly waiting for 1tb Drives to be common place & affordable in order to upgrade the 500Gb drives.

    My Setup
    Internal
    Dual Raptor 150Gb (Raid 0) - Boot Drive
    Factory 250Gb - Scratch disk
    250Gb - Windows XP ​

    External
    LaCie S1S - Client Files / Backup / Music / Photos / ETC​
     
  24. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Ah, I'm technically there, though it's not all usable. 4x320GB drives in my file server, but it's a RAID 5 array, so I've only got 960GB available. So close!
     
  25. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    There are those whose needs will justify a terabyte or more, but I could not envision myself filling up that much storage space even if there were another 2-3 lifetimes in my future.

    Consider this: According to Wikipedia, as of the end of 2005 the Library of Congress has used 45 terabytes to store all of its works, and Google in 2003 had between 2 and 5 petabytes of hard-disk storage.
     

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