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Posted: 6/6/2008 11:18:28 AM EST
I am so sick and tired of hard disk drives. My virus scan has been running for over an hour and a half. Damn things are loud and slow.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:19:27 AM EST
We ordered a new laptop for a VP here...solid state drive was a *$1000* option

I don't see why, because flash memory has become super cheap.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:21:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 11:21:23 AM EST by macman37]

Originally Posted By evo462:
We ordered a new laptop for a VP here...solid state drive was a *$1000* option

I don't see why, because flash memory has become super cheap.


It takes small, expensive hands to solder all those SD cards together!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:21:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 11:22:33 AM EST by klinc]
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb are in the $300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:23:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb was are in the 300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.


Why don't you just use platter based hard drives for file storage? Save the fast SS drives for OS/programs/etc...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:23:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb are in the $300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.




You must have one of the largest porn collections in FL.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:24:34 AM EST
delete your ziped up pron and it will scan faster..
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:25:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By tony555:

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb are in the $300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.




You must have one of the largest porn collections in FL.


Err? 360gb isn't much space on a computer. Mine has over 3200gb. Maybe that's why the damn virus scans take for hours...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:25:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By evo462:

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb was are in the 300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.


Why don't you just use platter based hard drives for file storage? Save the fast SS drives for OS/programs/etc...


I already carry around a backpack full of 'toys' for this thing. My back can't take much more. I don't like having to deal external drives anyways.

It would have to be above 100 gb to be worthwhile for me. Well, now it will have to be at least 250gb with my new laptop.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:26:40 AM EST
Looking forward to the day,
as platter based drives are really not very durable or long lasting.
I have RMA'd a LOT of hard drives

Though 500Gb of storage for $80 is awful hard to bitch about.
Just added a Terrabyte here and pondering another.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:28:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By klinc:


I already carry around a backpack full of 'toys' for this thing. My back can't take much more. I don't like having to deal external drives anyways.

It would have to be above 100 gb to be worthwhile for me. Well, now it will have to be at least 250gb with my new laptop.


They make external cases for laptop hard drives to interface via USB.
In other words... really small external
Just buy whatever laptop HDD you want and slap it in the chassis.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:28:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 11:28:56 AM EST by klinc]

Originally Posted By tony555:

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb are in the $300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.




You must have one of the largest porn collections in FL.


Porn is on the desktop. The desktop hasn't even been plugged in in over a year. Ever since I got my laptop my desktop has had spiderwebs all over it. Im an IT geek and I carry eveyrthing with me on my laptop and in my laptop bag.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:56:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By klinc:

Originally Posted By tony555:

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb are in the $300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.




You must have one of the largest porn collections in FL.


Porn is on the desktop. The desktop hasn't even been plugged in in over a year. Ever since I got my laptop my desktop has had spiderwebs all over it. Im an IT geek and I carry eveyrthing with me on my laptop and in my laptop bag.


You haven't watched pr0n in over a year?

I don't believe it.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:58:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 11:59:29 AM EST by klinc]

Originally Posted By unseenSNIPER:

Originally Posted By klinc:

Originally Posted By tony555:

Originally Posted By klinc:
Yeah, my hard drive in my laptop was not big enough. I was waiting for them to come out with somethign bigger than 100gb that didnt cost over 1000 dollars. 64 gb are in the $300ish range now.

I ended up buying a new laptop with two hard drives raided to 360gb. When I get that filled up and need somethign bigger im hoping they are way down in cost by then.




You must have one of the largest porn collections in FL.


Porn is on the desktop. The desktop hasn't even been plugged in in over a year. Ever since I got my laptop my desktop has had spiderwebs all over it. Im an IT geek and I carry eveyrthing with me on my laptop and in my laptop bag.


You haven't watched pr0n in over a year?

I don't believe it.


The wife has a nice porn collection on DVD's along with a 61 inch TV. WTF would I watch it alone on my "tiny" computer?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:59:33 AM EST
lawl virus scans, if you knew what you were doing you wouldn't need one
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:02:58 PM EST
I can't wait for the day too. Not to mention there won't be any moving parts, thus making the machine more quiet than they already are.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:02:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By macman37:

Originally Posted By evo462:
We ordered a new laptop for a VP here...solid state drive was a *$1000* option

I don't see why, because flash memory has become super cheap.


It takes small, expensive hands to solder all those SD cards together!


its more than 1 flash memory card.

Its like 10 or more ran in a raid configuration is how it was explained to me.

Thats how they achieve such awesome speeds, and they also last longer because it will switch from one set of flash cards to the next to keep the read/write cycles down on each card.

I forget the numbers but i thought they were only good for 10,000 read/write cycle before beginning to fail.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:07:10 PM EST
SSDs truly do need to come down in price. As soon as they hit around ~320 GB at a reasonable price I'm totally getting one for the OS and games to run on. A 1 TB platter should take care of all file storage needs.


Originally Posted By klinc:
The wife has a nice porn collection on DVD's along with a 61 inch TV. WTF would I watch it alone on my "tiny" computer?

I never understood the appeal of sitting on your couch and spanking it to your HDTV. But considering the market for high def porn, I guess I'm the weird one.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:10:06 PM EST
Raise your hands if you have offsite backups?


-Foxxz
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:14:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 12:15:03 PM EST by TerribleTom]

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Raise your hands if you have offsite backups?


-Foxxz




I do, but only the important stuff like my Quicken Data file and a few others. I have more space available--maybe I should start using it?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:16:23 PM EST
Bah, I look forward to the day of holographic drives.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:02:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Frost7:
SSDs truly do need to come down in price. As soon as they hit around ~320 GB at a reasonable price I'm totally getting one for the OS and games to run on. A 1 TB platter should take care of all file storage needs.


Originally Posted By klinc:
The wife has a nice porn collection on DVD's along with a 61 inch TV. WTF would I watch it alone on my "tiny" computer?

I never understood the appeal of sitting on your couch and spanking it to your HDTV. But considering the market for high def porn, I guess I'm the weird one.


Yeah, I sit there and "spank it" while the wife does absolutely nothing. Jeez...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:02:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 1:03:00 PM EST by klinc]
double tap
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:05:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Raise your hands if you have offsite backups?


In my bank's safe deposit box, for even more security. Both hard drive and DVD-R backups.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:06:48 PM EST
my eeePC has one.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:07:44 PM EST
SSDs will be nice.

I have a 120GB drive in my MacBook now. I need more space so I can create some new VMs to play around with. 250GB 2.5" SATA drives are just over $100, so I might get one.

I'd LOVE a ~320GB SSD, but when they are made, they will be astronomically expensive. It takes too long for technology to trickle down. They'd sell a ton if they were priced lower.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:12:38 PM EST
They're coming. We just got some eval sample 250gb (really 256gb, due to mapping for possible bad sectors) drives at work. They're smoking fast, and should be more reliable than current moving drives by a considerable margin. I set up the test suite on some of them just before leaving work, should know more on monday

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:12:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 1:13:48 PM EST by david_g17]

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Raise your hands if you have offsite backups?


-Foxxz


my data just isn't that important.

If I lost every hard drive in my home, I'd just buy new computers. All my email is in my Gmail account.

eta:
and anything I have that is important, I email to myself.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:25:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By KaiserBen:
They're coming. We just got some eval sample 250gb (really 256gb, due to mapping for possible bad sectors) drives at work. They're smoking fast, and should be more reliable than current moving drives by a considerable margin. I set up the test suite on some of them just before leaving work, should know more on monday



Nice, 6 gb set aside for bad spots? thats insane... Reminds me of 640k ram is all you will ever need quote and the way it just gets bigger.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:30:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By klinc:

Originally Posted By KaiserBen:
They're coming. We just got some eval sample 250gb (really 256gb, due to mapping for possible bad sectors) drives at work. They're smoking fast, and should be more reliable than current moving drives by a considerable margin. I set up the test suite on some of them just before leaving work, should know more on monday



Nice, 6 gb set aside for bad spots? thats insane... Reminds me of 640k ram is all you will ever need quote and the way it just gets bigger.


Ours have custom firmware on them

Yours will be sold as a 256gb, sans redundancy.
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