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Hard disk price will plummet very soon

  1. Jun 14, 2004 #1
    My friend who is working in Seagate told me, the plant is now rolling out high production of 200~400GB HDD.
    The 40 and 80 GB HDD will phase out soon.
    Therefore, we will soon see a price drop in HDD.
    Wait a little bit and you will get higher capacity with cheaper price. :rofl:
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  3. Jun 22, 2004 #2
    Owww insider information. :biggrin:
  4. Jun 22, 2004 #3


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    Hard drives have long been the fastest advancing technology in computers. My parents' original IBM PC (circa 1984) had a 20MB hard drive that came as an extra. The current largest is about 200GB. That's about 14 doublings in 20 years.
  5. Jun 22, 2004 #4
    300 GB HDD is available now, with SCSI or Serial ATA technology, faster transfer rate.
  6. Jun 23, 2004 #5
    dang, and I thought my 100gig seagate I bought last year was still stop notch
  7. Jul 30, 2004 #6
    Who uses 400gb?
  8. Jul 30, 2004 #7


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    Well, I have 120GB of music right now, plus another 50GB of audio books, movies, and other things. I would love to have 400GB of storage, and I feel pretty confident that I could eventually use it all up.

    - Warren
  9. Jul 30, 2004 #8
    Ah, I remember the good old days when I had trouble filling up 2 gigs :)
  10. Aug 8, 2004 #9
    Ha! I remember when I was crazy over a 250 MB hard drive. :tongue:
  11. Aug 12, 2004 #10
    I'm not as old-school as yall, but my first hard-drive was 120megs :) I remember when I ordered my 540meg and it was *huge*.

    I'd love to see hard-drive prices fall dramatically................................!!!!!!!
  12. Aug 12, 2004 #11


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    I've always been satisfied with my 36gb SCSI RAID array. If I need to store some multimedia files, I use some type of *cheaper* optical media.
  13. Aug 12, 2004 #12


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    I remember being happy with my 64K Commodore 64 with no hard disk as a kid...

    I had a Vic 20 too, but didn't use it too much.
  14. Aug 12, 2004 #13


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    Y'all are noobs! They sold something called a Sider for the Apple II, a wopping 10Mb of HD, course this was '82. I could not begin to justiy spending about $700 for it. It wasn't till about '87 that I finally got a 286 with a 20MB HD.
  15. Aug 20, 2004 #14
    Yea, but on the c64 all we needed was the good ol 1541 Disk drive, and my boxes of software. I had probably 1000 disks, 90% of them games.
  16. Aug 21, 2004 #15


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    phhhh. Disk Drives...

    Remember the tape drive?

    Load "Game 1"

    *push play*

    Ah. good times!
  17. Aug 21, 2004 #16
    Dont forget that if you had multiple programs on that tape you'd have to fast forward to the correct spot. Aww, I miss my Vic20. :frown:
  18. Aug 21, 2004 #17
    Haha, just thought I'd add on this quote from The Simpsons:

  19. Aug 23, 2004 #18


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    Ah, don't make puns at tape drives. They are invaluable backup devices. I use a DDS3 drive in my workstation to backup data every night.
  20. Aug 24, 2004 #19
    I'm glad harddrive space is expanding fast. My 30gig drive seems absurdly small these days; I can barely put antyhing on it. Recently I kept running out of room and nearly fell out of my chair when I realized Unreal Tournament 2004 took up almost 9 gigs alone.
  21. Aug 25, 2004 #20
    Why don't you use an external harddisk for backup purposes? :confused:
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