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300 TB Hard Drive to Be Offered By 2010

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:11 pm

Seagate recently announced that they plan to offer a 300 TB hard drive by the year 2010. Considering that currently the biggest hard drive they offer is 750 GB, this is quite the announcement. Information on the technology is still a little bit fuzzy, but initial reports are that the hard drive will utilize perpendicular recording, instead of horizontal recording which is currently the standard, and will also utilize heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). With this new technology, one square inch will now be able to hold 50 TB of data. The pure size of 300 TB in today’s world is simply incomprehensible. As Joystiq explains, this much memory could hold the entire Library of Congress uncompressed, or 6,144 dual-sided blu-ray disks. We thought it would be interesting to take the comparison a little bit further, and found out that 300 TB is equal to:

* 36,141 DVD’s (8.5 GB each)
* 393,216 CD’s (800 MB each)
* 3,840 iPod’s (80 GB each)
* 112,307 Gmail Accounts (currently at 2801 MB)

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Post by bubba » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:24 pm

couple of these and I might be able to download a complete copy of the net.

I have issue keeping track of what I have on 2 - 300GB hard drives, let alone 300TB :shock:

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Post by Psychosis » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:27 pm

LOL that would be sweet. Cache the whole net on one HD. Hope you got a fast connection :)

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Post by KnightRid » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:44 am

When we can figure the price per terabyte at around $1 or less - then i will snag one ;)

These puppies will be WAYYYYYYY high end for a LONG time I believe.

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Re: 300 TB Hard Drive to Be Offered By 2010

Post by changazm » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:58 pm

Apoptosis wrote: * 393,216 CD’s (800 MB each)
Aren't CD's 700MB?
That makes it 438,857 CD's

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Post by T-Shirt » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:49 am

and only takes 3 [months to make a backup.
This will be a datacenter item, you don't need to store that much pron :roll:

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Post by Kalko » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:54 am

That's a lot!!!!, but thinking that an HD movie it's about 10Gb so....it's justified

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Post by Zoogle » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:41 am

What OS supports a drive that large? I think Windows XP tops out at 2TB. I'm not sure about the limitations of Vista or Linux.

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Post by kenc51 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:05 am

Zoogle wrote:What OS supports a drive that large? I think Windows XP tops out at 2TB. I'm not sure about the limitations of Vista or Linux.
That's NTFS that has the 2TB limitation, not the OS. So Vista is in the same boat as XP. Linux can have partitions upto and over 16TB, depending on if you use a 64bit Filesystem/kernel and what filesystem you use.
The XFS Filesystem can go upto 8EB in theory (exabytes) ( TB < PB < EB) :shock:

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Post by Kougar » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:51 pm

Good god, we're into exabytes now???

I'll have to see this before I can believe it, I can only imagine the holographic discs reaching sizes of 300TB by that date, which is what I think they had planned out.

I know Seagate and Hitachi have both announced plans to launch 1TB drives this year, so they have a ways to go... :shock:
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Post by Kalko » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:23 pm

Zoogle wrote:What OS supports a drive that large? I think Windows XP tops out at 2TB. I'm not sure about the limitations of Vista or Linux.
& where's the problem having 5-9 partitions?

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Post by The Black Pumpkin » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:06 pm

Kalko wrote:& where's the problem having 5-9 partitions?
Actually, with having a 300TB drive and 2TB max partition size, it'd be 150 partitions, in theory.
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Post by liqnit » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:33 pm

I think in 2010 we will have a different Operating system .

One which is capable of doing the 300TB barrier.

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Post by Kalko » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:18 pm

The Black Pumpkin wrote:
Kalko wrote:& where's the problem having 5-9 partitions?
Actually, with having a 300TB drive and 2TB max partition size, it'd be 150 partitions, in theory.
Sorry but i was reading about a 10TB drive the time that i wrote that post

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Re: 300 TB Hard Drive to Be Offered By 2010

Post by duelynotedds » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:52 pm

Seagate Confirms 3TB Hard Drive Coming In 2010
and Guess What,Check out the Storage Space of the Future. Want an Alphabyte? I sure do!!!
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Re: 300 TB Hard Drive to Be Offered By 2010

Post by KnightRid » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:51 am

Nate, I think you need to contact Seagate and ask them about this ;) I mean, 2TB is nice but 300TB is just a bit more, I would say lol
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Re: 300 TB Hard Drive to Be Offered By 2010

Post by Khaled G » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:55 pm

Here is what I think an Alphabyte hard disk will look like:

Size: as big as a plasma TV (3.5 >>> Feet)
Interface: SATA XXXVII 1>8 TB/S
Cache: 64 TB
Data cable: as thick as a tree
power: right from your wall socket, and the socket might explode, 1 Mega watt
Rotation speed 1,000,000,000 RPM
cooling method: better to put it in your freezer.

and all that for an Alphabyte CAVIAR GREEN !
imagine the black ! :toimonster:
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