IBM's Pixie Dust to enable 400GB hard drives
That's cool! 400GB's... I guess I should finnaly upgrade my 8Gb Hd. It's just a little behind the times.
With thes HD's and those new cds (I forget their name, but they are going to be able to hold something like a teribyte) we're going to be able to have some amazing new programs!
I'm having trouble filling up my 40gb IBM hard drive as it is right now, but it's nice to know that you can hold a lot of data now on one hard drive instead of having to buy multiple hard drives.
Great! Now Microsoft can create a three teribyte operating system that crashes every time you do scandisk!
All this storage space won't do anyone any good unless the speed of the bus is increased and software improves to take advantage of processer speed.
I agree with you nator. But once everything is up to speed it will be cool!
But amagine having a 500Mb map for whatever cool game is out. The detail would be amazing!
****.....400GB "Drools Over Keyboard"
What IBM will do next is to port their already existing disk access technology (designed from the ground up for high capacity and fast access) to the PC, create a new platform and OS and blow Microsoft away.
400GB Hard disks !-? What a day and age! 1.7GZ CPUs! 400mhz FSBs! Cheap DDR memory! Blazing fast video adapters!
Wow, I guess the hardware will actually be ready in time for the release of Microsoft's Windows XP.
Do you guys have any idea how long it would take to defrag a 400gb hard drive? hehe
You're talking about defragging??
I'd hate to think how long it would take to format the thing.....under dos!!! LOL
Ya got a day or 2??
Yeah, but can they make them any faster? I don't think storage size is the problem right now but access speeds are.
Am I the only one to think that losing 20Gb of data is a pretty big mess?? what would happen if you lost 400?? how the hell could you back up that anount of data safely?
Dont get me wrong i'm all for large Hdd's but would it not be better and have too LARGE disks and be safe than one HUGE disk that is unsafe?
Until we get better backup devices the larger hard drives will still not be as effective in the real world (way too much to lose).
(just my odd way of looking at stuff i s'pose )....)
lets see...I could rip out the 4 30 gig seagates in my raid machine, replace them with 4 of these babies, cool..1.6 terabytes.
I will then proceed to download the internet. Well, I better wait until I get DSL at least....
This coupled with the new FMD technology would make for an awesome setup. That would be about the only thing that would be useful in trying to backup such a large drive.
Whats the big deal how much software do you use that would take 400GB. Make them faster and then you would have something. Decrease the speed bottle neck in the computer chain and increase the bus system speed also.
Really go racing.---__-__-__-_--
About 4 years ago I remember reading about captured ALIEN technology...specifically NEW storage technology. Hmmm...
Next thing ya know, IBM will design a hard drive where the atoms rotate so that four drives could exist on the same atoms, just on different sides! Wild idea, but IBM has some of the best research in the market.
Too bad the same can't be said for Microsoft. Knowing them, they'll design an operating system which won't work with the drive!
Anyway a lot of issues remain, like formating, defraging, stability, etc. However, the potential is nothing short of amazing.
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