200GB Hard drives released!!

By Cryo
Jul 25, 2002
  1. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704


    That's a full 10 times bigger than my current drive :dead:

    Oh well, new advances come every once in a while. I don't know why everyone is so surprised anymore :p

    But this is big. When's Christmas again?
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I remember well (and it wasn't long ago) where a TB of HDD space in a PC was purely a theoretical idea.

    But now, one could see that with 4 of these babies we could have 0.8TB of space.

    Now its easy to freak out about that, but remember now when 1 GB was like a HUGE amount of data and no one could image what on Earth we would do with that amount. But now a days I am like sitting on 240 GB odd of HDD space (albeit on 5 HDDs) and can fill that in these days of broadband internet access.

    I am sure that these drives will be welcomed and well used by many.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    I wonder if they have a clever way of circumventing the 137Gb IDE limit other than a specail controller of some sort?

    I've heard about these.. It's kind of exciting because they have 60Gb platters which means some impressive disk marks, most likely. Seagate has also announced a 60Gb platter drive, but it will be a little smaller when it launches, debuting at 120Gb.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Easiest way I've seen to get around it on fairly current hardware is to install the Intel Application Accelerator - it takes care of it for you.

  5. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    200 Gb Drives???

    Brilliant !!!
    At last, somewhere to stash all my porn i downloaded:p :D

    Only j/k !!!;)
  6. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Wasn't it you p66 that said hd should be made in to 39gb partitions if they are larger than 40gb? That's 5 partitions every time you have to write 0s to a drive. Sounds like a bit to me...If i needed that much room i'd go with an SCSI hd anyways, i bet it would take an hour to search for a file on a 200gig hd.
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    nope what I said was that FAT32 was rubbish for partitions over 32 GB. For larger partitions I would be using a more mature file system like NTFS.
  8. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    alright, sorry i must have been mistaken
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    There's a guy at my work has 4 wheelie bins full of pornographic CDs of files he's downloaded from the internet.

    Whilst I can understand maybe having one or two of these things to put on for a laugh now and again, why anyone needs 4 wheelie bins full of CDs amazes me...... :confused:
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