Hard disk price will plummet very soon

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Saint said:
Do you think DVD with super high capacity will replace HDD one day?
Check out bluray technology by Sony. It's expected to replace the current DVD standard by 2010. As a side note, I have nearly 500 gigs in *unlicensed* tv shows (most of which is in japanese) so I think I would be a prime audience for these new high capacity drives.
 
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"chip" drives are in progress now, huge thumb drives, up to 76GB are available now as a server package.
 
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hitssquad said:
Thanks for the correction. I didn't know until you told me just now about IDE RAID. I had thought that a major reason for excitement about SATA was RAID capability.
Well, one of the benefits of SATA is that you can plug a whole lot of devices into it, and I think that means any SATA controller can easily do RAID.
 
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russ_watters said:
Well, one of the benefits of SATA is that you can plug a whole lot of devices into it, and I think that means any SATA controller can easily do RAID.
IDE raid config
2x drives per cable, and 2x connectors

sata raid config
1x drive per cable, and 4x connectors
 
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alexkerhead said:
IDE raid config
2x drives per cable, and 2x connectors

sata raid config
1x drive per cable, and 4x connectors
Fair enough - I thought you could daisy-chain them.
 
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russ_watters said:
Fair enough - I thought you could daisy-chain them.
thats scsi
 
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Seagates are cheap(ish) here. 120gb 7.2k $131 (bout 70-80US), or a Seagate 80gb 7.2k for $91 (bout 45US)

Woohoo!

It will be interesting, seeing what happens in the next few years. USB Flashdrives are dirt cheap (well compared to the past) I just bought a 128mb for ~10US! score =)

Everything is cheapest in Malaysia and US anyway isn't it? :(
 
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New Zealand exchange rates

gazzo said:
Seagates are cheap(ish) here. 120gb 7.2k $131(bout 70-80US)
http://discovernz.co.nz/currency/smlconv.html [Broken].



or a Seagate 80gb 7.2k for $91 (bout 45US)
http://discovernz.co.nz/currency/smlconv.html [Broken].
 
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hitssquad said:
http://discovernz.co.nz/currency/smlconv.html [Broken].



http://discovernz.co.nz/currency/smlconv.html [Broken].
I think he may have been talking about store prices, but thanks for the links.
 
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I need small 5 to 20 Gig hard drives cheap (=$0.50/gig). Where are they?
 
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You are in the market for hard drives that cost $2.50? For comparison, a gallon of milk costs ~$3.00.
 

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