Moved: Beyond 120 Gig HD ?
August 10, 2002 6:21PM
edited January 2014
120 GIG 7200RPM HD seem to be the limation today in the HD world ...when can we expect a 500 GIG HD for $200?
[ 08-10-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
Reply 1 of 6
August 10, 2002 7:19PM
First off, wrong forum. Second off, what's the point really? That's like asking "when will the Moon be colonized".
Reply 2 of 6
August 10, 2002 8:04PM
160GB drives are already about and there is a 200GB drive here now or very close. IBM is bringing through a few technologies that will allow major increases in HD storage densities over the next 2 - 3 years. By and large all the HD world is waiting for is the release of Serial ATA, which is about a month or 2 away.
Meanwhile does this have anything to do with OS X and where on earth did you pluck an arbitrary number like 500GB from? I seriously doubt average people are even coming close to filling 80GB HDs right now let alone the larger ones.
[ 08-10-2002: Message edited by: Telomar ]</p>
Reply 3 of 6
August 10, 2002 8:08PM
I'm holding out for a 500GB iPod with Firewire4...
Reply 4 of 6
August 10, 2002 8:33PM
[quote]Originally posted by Telomar:
<strong>I seriously doubt average people are even coming close to filling 80GB HDs right now let alone the larger ones.</strong><hr></blockquote>
You'll be amazed if you give a packrat a chance. I filled 2 of them up and am working on a third.
Reply 5 of 6
August 10, 2002 8:39PM
Want to know how to fill up a HD fast. See the "how many days of music do you have?" thread.
ATA is going to be nice from a useability standpoint. I hate ribbon cables. What's the max drive size for SATA?
Reply 6 of 6
August 10, 2002 9:06PM
Yes, there are drives out larger than 120 GB.
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