180GB HD
November 14, 2000 10:19 AM   Subscribe

180GB HD anyone? It's a bargain at only $2195.
posted by grank (12 comments total)
Can't wait to see one of those in fibre channel.

posted by Mars Saxman at 12:19 PM on November 14, 2000

I read that as a 180MB hard drive, for $21.95. I really do need to start reading more closely.

I work with a few people that will probably have one of these big ol' drives sometime next year.
posted by Electric Elf at 1:05 PM on November 14, 2000

oh, i want, i want. i'm whimpering.
posted by sugarfish at 1:12 PM on November 14, 2000

I'd rather have a 24-disk RAID 15 array of 10,000rpm 18GB drives. Of course, that would probably cost a bit more than $2195. But a guy can dream, can't he?
posted by daveadams at 2:17 PM on November 14, 2000

I can buy it with all the money I saved downloading 57,346 MP3 files instead of buying 3178 CDs. In fact, for a total savings of $44,321, I can buy twenty.

Take that, moneygrubbing musicians!
posted by dhartung at 10:44 PM on November 14, 2000

Largest in the world, yes. But the thing that really got my attention was the low noise rating of 3.7 decibels. Alas, my hopes for a quieter machine were crushed, since it's just a typo and the correct figure is 37 dB. Oh well, back to daydreaming...

posted by ikalliom at 4:05 AM on November 15, 2000

COOL! Thats a big chunk of drive. Do we need drives that big? - (640k gates poke).. Just what I want, 180gigs of drive failure.
posted by jamescblack at 3:15 PM on November 15, 2000

jamescblock: just buy two, and mirror them! :-)
posted by cCranium at 5:48 AM on November 16, 2000

They'd better have a good warrenty on those things, cuz I'd be just slightly pissed off to lose 180 gigs of data....

If you're gonna buy 2, might as well get 6 and have a 1TB server
posted by grank at 8:46 AM on November 16, 2000

This could also mean the next OS you get will require 100 Gigs of disk space to run. The plus side is that the OS will have a very realistic cartoon character that will dance around when you open files.
posted by thirteen at 9:04 AM on November 16, 2000

Do we need drives that big?

Hell yes - at 30fps, that's not even 9 minutes of 2k video.

posted by Mars Saxman at 12:42 PM on November 16, 2000

How the hell do you back it up?

posted by Steven Den Beste at 1:32 PM on November 16, 2000

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