Hard disk price will plummet very soon

vsage
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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.

russ_watters
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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.

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

russ_watters
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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.

russ_watters said:
Fair enough - I thought you could daisy-chain them.
thats scsi

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? :(

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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I need small 5 to 20 Gig hard drives cheap (=$0.50/gig). Where are they? You are in the market for hard drives that cost$2.50? For comparison, a gallon of milk costs ~\$3.00.