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03-13-2004, 09:05 AM
Take a look at this:
Bizwire news (http://eet.com/pressreleases/bizwire/134150) :-o
It makes me wonder how much the Amiga can handle...
03-13-2004, 10:44 AM
Actually that's not so big. Probably for the price of the thing you could buy half a dozen drives about 200GB in size... ;-)
03-13-2004, 10:52 AM
I thought he was talking about 400TB (Tuberculosis? nono TeraByte, bloody abbreviations)
03-26-2004, 04:21 AM
well, afaik, using some thrid party file systems, the miggy can take 120TerraBytes (provided using a 32kilobyte block size)
so 400Gb isn't out the question ;)
bolted a 100Gb ide drive in my ol' A4000 circa 1994/5 see what it would do, as my PC's bios (circa 2000) would crash after the drive detection.
recognised it fine. was limited to 36Gb partitions with OS3.5 FFS tho.
What? You had a 100GB drive in 94/95 :-?.
03-26-2004, 07:56 AM
i imagine the the biggest commercial HD then were only 40Mb...(perhaps 100Mb..)
So obviously he worked for the military, or some strange underground organisation like SPECTER...
Anyway i need 400Tb`s of memory for my winXP to run properly..(can someone help me?)
03-29-2004, 12:37 PM
The Guinness Book of World Records has credited Toshiba with creating the world's smallest hard drive.
These hard drives are less than one inch wide
--about the size of a postage stamp--
yet can store up to 4 GB...
Only 7 years ago 4 GB hard drives were common in desktop computers. Toshiba unveiled these diminutive devices in January, and expects to begin producing them by the end of 2004.
On the other end of the spectrum, 400 GB hard drives are now available. For much of the 1990s disk drive capacities were doubling every year. The rate of increase has slowed substantially, but hard drives are still doubling in capacity every other year, essentially mirroring Moore's Law. This trend should continue for at least the next several years, resulting in terabyte desktop hard drives and 20 GB microdrives by the end of the decade.
Only 50 years ago IBM introduced the first hard drive, called RAMAC.
RAMAC was a contraption the size of several washing machines, and was capable of storing 5 MB.
Toshiba's microdrive is less than 1/1000 the size of RAMAC, yet can store almost 1,000 times as much information
The electronics conglomerate's 0.85-inch HDDs, unveiled in January, have storage capacity of up to four gigabytes and will be used in products such as cell phones and digital camcorders and the new amigas...
[UPDATE - 30 March]
"By 2010 and a data density of one terabit per square inch, Seagate intends to switch to a new recording process which it calls Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR). The company will provide first details about this process at the American Physical Society (APS) conference on March 25. According to Seagate, HAMR has the potential to take the platter to densities of 50 terabits per square inch, which translates into storage space for more than 3.5 million high resolution photos, 2,800 audio CDs or 1,600 hours of movies on a platter with the size of a EURO (30.61 mm). "
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