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just wait for yahoo to acquire dropbox to get a foot in the door.

 

Cant wait for them to do that. And Link it up with Flickr.

 

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I’ve been wondering something recently.

 

Go back to 1994. 1GB drives were huge. Basically the largest available, right?

Fast forward to 2004. 1TB drives had just come out. 1000x larger.

And now in 2014, we have… 4TB. Where are our Petabyte drives? What happened here? I mean, even 10TB  seems like a meaningful thought, but nothing. Nada.

 

So Google being able to offer up this amount of storage seems insane. Think of the sheer number of drives! Think of the amount of physical space required! And I guess they assume the service will be used for at least a year per person, because terabyte drives are still $100.

 

Because HDD makers aren't marking enough money to sustain the continual R&D. You will be surprise how thin the margin are. Then there is the thailand flood which set back the whole industry for 2 years.  So basically they are now miking their products for as long as possible.

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You will be surprise how thin the margin are.

 

Okay, that’s certainly a good reason. But R&D is the entire industry. Of course they’re not going to make any money if they refuse to do it! What, do they think people will be okay with the same capacities forever? They’d have to be in a cabal with the telecoms, paying them off to forcibly reduce bandwidth.

 
Then there is the thailand flood which set back the whole industry for 2 years.

 

I remember that. It’s over now, though.

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post #83 of 95

First 1TB drives appeared in 2007. Either way, we are nowhere near the petabyte drive which is a shame

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post #84 of 95
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Originally Posted by Emes View Post
 

Wake me up when someone makes a tablet with 1TB internal storage

 

You may be asleep for a while... Apple's approach is to have you store your stuff on its servers with download on demand, thus reducing the amount of local storage your device requires. The downside is that you have no access to those files at all when you're not connected to the internet, like in a secure workplace or on the subway, and when you are connected, activities like watching a movie chew through your expensive data plan.

 

The upside is that if flowing access to cloud data is available to you, you can avoid paying Apple $200 for the same flash storage you'd get in a $20 thumb drive.

 

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[...] I will not do all the work for you, but here is one example concerning Gmail. 

 

With respect, TBell, statements like that may be interpreted as making excuses for perpetuating an argument with little evidence to support it. If you're trying to persuade me, the onus is on you to come up with evidence to support your position, not on me to find it. (End of semantics purge for today! :))

 

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Google

...that detail deliberate, regular, and repeated behaviour disregarding, not only privacy, but quite a few other important principles as well.

 

When you refer to "quite a few other important principles as well," which ones do you mean?

 

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Oh, and Googleguy, by the way, prepare to be upset when, on the off chance you ARE able to refute all of the criticisms against Google, that many of us continue to refuse to use their services.

 

Sorry about that.

 

;)

 

Now THAT really sums up your position. If presented with evidence contrary to what you believe, you'll simply ignore it. You won't let facts alter what you believe?

 

I'm not saying that I think you're right or wrong or that I agree or disagree with what you said about Google, but your absence of objectivity tends to diminish the credibility of your remarks.


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post #85 of 95
Congratulations, Google. You just got yourself a new customer. Try not to spend those $2 all at once. ;-)
post #86 of 95
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Yeah but - Dropbox doesn't scan your data and make use of that.


What?  You don't encrypt your data before sending to the cloud?  Dropbox doesn't scan but hackers will.  Better encrypt than sorry.

Of course, if just movies and songs, scan or not, I don't care.

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Wake me up when someone makes a tablet with 1TB internal storage

Enjoy your coma.
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post #88 of 95
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I work for a local authority. None of our servers have a TB of storage, the servers are on average about 350gb and we have about 5 servers. How much data do you need to keep on your tablet?

I have a load of DVDs which I can't put on my iMac due to lack of space. So I would like 3TBs of space on my iPad! Or accept that I can only watch them at home or buy them on iTunes.

Of course, were Apple to offer iTunes Match for video, that would solve the problem. I doubt they ever will, though.
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Ah, that might feed into it. I'm not at my best at 4am.

EDIT: 8am then? My day starts at 5:30. By 8 I've killed at least 4 cups, maybe 6. I'm definitely a coffee guy, so its great they've found health benefits to it. Why cut back now, more must be better right?

My understanding was that six or more cups a day was bad for you. But who knows? One day half of what was bad for you becomes good for you and the next vice versa.
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You may be asleep for a while... Apple's approach is to have you store your stuff on its servers with download on demand, thus reducing the amount of local storage your device requires. The downside is that you have no access to those files at all when you're not connected to the internet, like in a secure workplace or on the subway, and when you are connected, activities like watching a movie chew through your expensive data plan.

The upside is that if flowing access to cloud data is available to you, you can avoid paying Apple $200 for the same flash storage you'd get in a $20 thumb drive.


With respect, TBell, statements like that may be interpreted as making excuses for perpetuating an argument with little evidence to support it. If you're trying to persuade me, the onus is on you to come up with evidence to support your position, not on me to find it. (End of semantics purge for today! 1smile.gif )


When you refer to "quite a few other important principles as well," which ones do you mean?


Now THAT really sums up your position. If presented with evidence contrary to what you believe, you'll simply ignore it. You won't let facts alter what you believe?

I'm not saying that I think you're right or wrong or that I agree or disagree with what you said about Google, but your absence of objectivity tends to diminish the credibility of your remarks.

You could interpret GTR's position that way, but to my mind, the point about Google is that even if they were to be paragons of virtue when it comes to privacy, they are irredeemably damaged by their deceitfulness to Steve Jobs.
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I have a load of DVDs which I can't put on my iMac due to lack of space. So I would like 3TBs of space on my iPad! Or accept that I can only watch them at home or buy them on iTunes.

Of course, were Apple to offer iTunes Match for video, that would solve the problem. I doubt they ever will, though.

Sign up for Vudu, and put your movies on the cloud via UltraViolet. If you take them to Walmart they'll even do it for you.

https://forum.vudu.com/showthread.php?112941-UltraViolet-FAQ-s

I often rent from Vudu because their HD is best in the business but their UI is horrendous.
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Sign up for Vudu, and put your movies on the cloud via UltraViolet. If you take them to Walmart they'll even do it for you.

https://forum.vudu.com/showthread.php?112941-UltraViolet-FAQ-s

Thanks for the advice—anything similar for the UK?
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Thanks for the advice—anything similar for the UK?

Damn I keep forgetting that many here aren't in the US, apologies. I really don't know if there's a similar service in the UK. I'll look into it and let you know.
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Thanks for the advice—anything similar for the UK?

I only found this after a quick search.

http://vpnfreedom.com/vudu/how-to-watch-vudu-in-the-uk/
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I only found this after a quick search.

http://vpnfreedom.com/vudu/how-to-watch-vudu-in-the-uk/

Thanks; I’ll look into it.
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