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Seagate Vows to Introduce 6TB Hard Drive in April.
Xbitlabs ^ | [01/27/2014 04:39 AM] by Anton Shilov | by Anton Shilov

Posted on 01/31/2014 11:36:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Seagate Technology said at a conference call with investors and financial analysts that it would release a hard disk drive with 6TB capacity in the beginning of the second quarter, 2014. The company did not reveal a lot of details about the upcoming product, but noted that this would be an enterprise-class hard drive.

“We are continuing to expand our offering of high capacity drives with our six-disk, 6TB drive shipping early next quarter,” said Steve Luczo, chairman and chief executive of Seagate.

At present 6TB hard disk drives in 3.5” form-factor are available exclusively from Western Digital Corp.’s HGST. Those drives are based on the HelioSealed platform and are filled with helium, which allows to install up to seven platters into an industry-standard package.

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KEYWORDS: hitech; seafate; seagate; storage
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1 posted on 01/31/2014 11:36:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s a lot of pr0n.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 11:36:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

3 posted on 01/31/2014 11:37:21 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I remember my first hard drive was 200 megs.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 11:38:29 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ll buy Western Digital. Seagate and Maxtor drives never seemed to last as long.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 11:39:15 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: BulletBobCo

6 posted on 01/31/2014 11:43:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

wow


7 posted on 01/31/2014 11:44:20 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BulletBobCo

my first was 100 mb and it was a 25 mhz processor


8 posted on 01/31/2014 11:44:54 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

“That’s more storage than anyone will ever need.”


9 posted on 01/31/2014 11:45:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Maybe Seagate should announce that they’re developing a hard drive that will last longer than 6 months.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 11:46:01 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: BulletBobCo

And that was a big one in those days...


11 posted on 01/31/2014 11:46:11 AM PST by livius
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To: BulletBobCo

Why would any one need more than 640 MB?


12 posted on 01/31/2014 11:46:39 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: BulletBobCo

Seriously, my first computer I had built for me cost $2,200 and I paid EXTRA to go with a 40 MB hard drive rather than the standard 20 MB drive.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 11:47:38 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I suppose the question needs to be asked: why are there still hard drives?


14 posted on 01/31/2014 11:50:01 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: BulletBobCo
I remember my first hard drive was 200 megs.

120 here for my first PC. Intel 33 processor, 4meg Ram. $2500.

15 posted on 01/31/2014 11:54:30 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: dfwgator; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Fred Nerks; blam; SunkenCiv
LOL......

Nice to have some History Buffs around here.

Just bought a western Digital 3 $b drive that rotates at...intellipower...( slower than 7200 rpm )-- at Micro Center on special for $109.

running it with a Kingston SSD holding the OS and a /Home on the WD .

16 posted on 01/31/2014 11:54:57 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: dfwgator

lolz


17 posted on 01/31/2014 11:59:19 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Obadiah

Heh. I prefer WD drives.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 11:59:24 AM PST by matt04
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To: BulletBobCo

My first hard drive was 40 meg. If you swapped the MFM controller out for RLL you could sometimes get about 60 meg out of it.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 12:00:38 PM PST by ken in texas
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To: BulletBobCo

The first one I owned (in 1980) was a 10MB built into an Olivetti M1, but I remember seeing one at an NCC in New York (1977?) that was the first 2MB drive (for microcomputers). It was encased in a plastic shell and appeared to be made of two 8” platters.

I remember Ohio Scientific sold a 74MB hard drive on a 30” rack together with a Challenger 3 for about $11K in 1978.

HF


20 posted on 01/31/2014 12:02:44 PM PST by holden
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To: BulletBobCo
My first HD (1985)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Disk_20


21 posted on 01/31/2014 12:06:17 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: dfwgator

The first hard drive I used was 15M. LOL

Thought there was no way it could ever be filled up.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 12:07:20 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The cost per byte is still lower than flash memory, and access times are faster.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 12:07:36 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Sherman Logan

Back sometime in the 80s we were all in awe of a chick in our dept that got an IBM pc with a 10m hard drive.

Everybody else was flopping, LOL.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 12:11:20 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
why are there still hard drives?

In theory SSDs should be faster, more reliable and use less juice.

But they keep improving hard drives so fast SSDs haven't really had a chance to catch up, at least when price is factored in.

SSDs presently seem to cost 4x to 8x as much as an equivalent HDD. $500+ for a 1 TB, when I can go to Costco and walk out with a wallet size 1 TB HDD for considerably less than $100.

And I keep hearing stories about SSDs not being as dependable in practice as theory says they ought to be.

25 posted on 01/31/2014 12:15:27 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Starstruck
My first was an IBM model 55, 20 meg hardrive, 286 processor. Had to add a 1 mg memory stick that cost $600

I still boot it up for legacy DOS games like Duke Nukum.

26 posted on 01/31/2014 12:15:31 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hitachi delivers first 6TB hard drive 05 Nov 2013

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2305098/hitachi-delivers-first-6tb-hard-drive

27 posted on 01/31/2014 12:21:29 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Found this:

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Then storage

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28 posted on 01/31/2014 12:23:48 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Obadiah

That would be a major step for Seagate.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 12:25:39 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And This

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And Lastly

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30 posted on 01/31/2014 12:29:11 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
My first was an IBM model 55, 20 meg hardrive, 286 processor.

Intel 33? What was I thinking? It was the 286 processor. Windows 3.0 Didn't even go there. Xtree Gold in DOS was my file manager. Didn't see the point of windows until 3.1.

I built so many computers during the 90's for my teenage son and myself that I lost count. Now I just wait for them to crash before I get a new one.

31 posted on 01/31/2014 12:31:54 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: holden

Oh, and my home movie library is 12TB among 3-4TB Seagate expansion drives. Cost of hardware: <$500. The space is entirely taken up (well, all but .6TB) with my home movies.   ;-)
HF


32 posted on 01/31/2014 12:33:59 PM PST by holden
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To: Starstruck

Ah, it was 33 MHz


33 posted on 01/31/2014 12:34:00 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“I suppose the question needs to be asked: why are there still hard drives?”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

That and a lot of people buy storage by the terabyte.

I have 3 terabytes spinning in the basement as a personal cloud server and probably twice that in backups and less essential stuff stuck in the fire safe.


34 posted on 01/31/2014 12:40:04 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Three of these will be nice in my media server. I’ll need three more for the backup. LOL.


35 posted on 01/31/2014 12:55:38 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
My first desktop had a 1.2 GB HDD that cost $280 circa 1996.

This Toshiba laptop has a 250 GB drive, I've had it for over 3.5 years, saved a ton of stuff, videos and a couple hundred music albums and have only managed to use up 70 gigs of storage.

Also grew fond of playing Duke Nukem, then and now.

36 posted on 01/31/2014 12:57:29 PM PST by W.
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Better yet maybe I'll get just get something like this.

37 posted on 01/31/2014 12:58:59 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The technologies sure appear to be marching onward. Things tend to blur on past systems owned by me. First mass storage my first Z80 System at 3.3mhz., had was a dual drive 8 inch floppy disk system. If memory is correct. System had four 4K RAM cards I built from kits. That was back in I believe 1975 or so.


38 posted on 01/31/2014 1:07:51 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: dfwgator
That's what I was thinking. Intro in April, full by May... ;-)

I remember working with a whopping 5MB hard disk that was in a cabinet the size of a 2 draw filing cabinet. Cutting edge at the time. Now, 5MB is lost in the noise, storage is in terms of TB for main systems and GB for phones, thumb drives, tablets, etc. Nobody talks MB anymore...

39 posted on 01/31/2014 1:08:26 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why would any consumer or even a small business want or need a 6TB hard drive? Supersized hard drives take longer to back-up, restore, wipe, and maintain (i.e., defrag, scandisk, etc.). And even if I had enough photos, music, videos, and other files to file a 6TB hard drive, I wouldn’t want all that important data on one disk at the risk of a hard drive failure. Yes, I realize that these issues can be mitigated by partitioning the hard drive, but this is far beyond the expertise of most consumers and I have had entire hard drives fail notwithstanding partitions. Seems to me that the better approach is to have multiple smaller hard drives — one for the OS and programs, one for data and media files, and one for backing up the other two.


40 posted on 01/31/2014 1:14:10 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I can remember getting a 300 MB drive for $300. And the first time I saw the speed of the dir command on a 386 I couldn’t believe it.


41 posted on 01/31/2014 1:15:01 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dfwgator

A guy in the next office over got an IBM XT with a 20mg hard drive back in the day and the rest of us were cruising along using dual floppies.

I couldn’t understand why he’d want storage space that would take 10 years to fill up at the normal work load.


42 posted on 01/31/2014 1:15:01 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Labyrinthos

I would also use Dropbox as another backup, in case a fire destroys all of your hard drives.


43 posted on 01/31/2014 1:15:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Agreed, except I wouldn’t use DropBox or any cloud based storage for any data or files that I don’t want in the public domain or reviewed by the NSA.


44 posted on 01/31/2014 1:25:59 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: BulletBobCo
I remember upgrading to a TRS-80 CoCo back in the day. And then I moved onto the ultra-powerful 8086.
45 posted on 01/31/2014 1:27:00 PM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOL, but will it work?


46 posted on 01/31/2014 1:37:29 PM PST by 556x45
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To: Rebelbase

My first PC had a 20 meg HD. Now that would hold four mp3’s, lol.


47 posted on 01/31/2014 1:44:29 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I recall a PDP 11/34 disk was about 24 inches in diameter and 5 megs.


48 posted on 01/31/2014 1:50:50 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just popped in my fourth HD.

I now have 9.5TB of storage.

(I have a LOT of videogames)


49 posted on 01/31/2014 1:55:54 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: GeronL

I remember thinking, “how the hell am I ever going to use 20 megabytes?”


50 posted on 01/31/2014 2:11:43 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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