Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: petabyte hard drives

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,825
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default petabyte hard drives

    I got currious the othewr day about petabyte drives and decided to search. I came accross a few sites, but this one struck me 1.2 petabyte drive for $750 | Generic Geek.Com as did good ol' /. A 1.2 Petabyte Hard Drive? - Slashdot

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Austin - Texas
    Posts
    10,140
    Blog Entries
    48

    Smile Re: petabyte hard drives

    Jonathan_R
    I got currious the othewr day about petabyte drives and decided to search. I came accross a few sites, but this one struck me 1.2 petabyte drive for $750 | Generic Geek.Com as did good ol' /. A 1.2 Petabyte Hard Drive? - Slashdot

    Since 3 TB drives are not all that common place and creates issues unless the most recent Partitioning methods are used, I think that it will be several more years before Petabyte Drives will be common place. That $750 drive is a guesstimate for four to five years from now. That would be openSUSE 15.1 or 15.3 by then I would guess.

    Thank You,
    My Blog: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/

    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    i am location
    Posts
    1,421

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_R View Post
    I got currious the othewr day about petabyte drives and decided to search. I came accross a few sites, but this one struck me 1.2 petabyte drive for $750 | Generic Geek.Com as did good ol' /. A 1.2 Petabyte Hard Drive? - Slashdot
    Gee, what can you store on a drive like that. I have right now 2TB and thats not even filled. What would one do with a huge drive like that? Perhaps server. Well, at one point we will use it. Perhaps in 10 years. Just my guess.
    +++ ATH0

    . . . . . . . .
    LOGOFF COMPLETE

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockyford Alberta Canada
    Posts
    1,388

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_R View Post
    I got currious the othewr day about petabyte drives and decided to search. I came accross a few sites, but this one struck me 1.2 petabyte drive for $750 | Generic Geek.Com as did good ol' /. A 1.2 Petabyte Hard Drive? - Slashdot
    His claims to having a petabyte drive is pure conjecture, read the comments and the links on slashdot.com. He has a patent for the concept, but has not made a prototype except on paper. Leading quantum physicists have already been able to prove his theory as flawed showing some real tests that show the state of electrons exchanging photons can'e even come close to being controlled. This same guy claimed he had a quantum computer ready for market (again on paper) 5 years ago that would run every OS out there simulataniously and be the size of a pack of playing cards. Also use his numbers and do the math, after formatting his quantum 1.2 petabytes would be reliable to just under 300GB! That's a big loss when we have a 1 terabyte now for far less than $700.
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    3,240

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by JoergJaeger View Post
    Gee, what can you store on a drive like that. I have right now 2TB and thats not even filled. What would one do with a huge drive like that? Perhaps server. Well, at one point we will use it. Perhaps in 10 years. Just my guess.
    Don't mislead yourself - storage in a computer system is like resources in a project - whatever is available *will* be used (and still found too little).

    I have a 4TB media server at home, it's bulging at the seams already.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    i am location
    Posts
    1,421

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    I got rid of most of my movies simply because i don't watch them anymore. There are only a couple of things i really watch a lot like some shows. So for me, i think there is a limit.
    Its the same with music. I came to the point that i just wasn't listing anymore to anything or just to a small section. My conclusion was, that i piled things that i don't use. This was for me the best way to fight the clutter at home.
    But true, if you have storage you may use it at one point. If i think about it, couple of years ago i wasn't even thinking of TB more of GB. And with like movies getting more resolution and therefore more size i can image it.
    +++ ATH0

    . . . . . . . .
    LOGOFF COMPLETE

  7. #7

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    Great you need at least 250GB to backup a 1TB drive, how much is needed to backup a 1.2 petabyte drive?

    Hmmm, I have 60 blank CD-Rs now and 18 DVD-RWs I can erase.... so, 1 petabyte is 1 million million bytes - (60x700mb + 18x4.3Gb) = l million million bytes.
    Then 1 million million bytes / ! TB drives = 100,000 million TB drives? And 1 TB divided by 4.3Gb = too tired to compute right now.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    where I am is where I am
    Posts
    1,190

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    If such things do come to pass I suspect rather strongly that it'll be a very limited market. Simply because
    the masses will use the cloud.
    I'm just a curious cat
    My 64 bit: CPU AMD RYZEN 9 3900X 12 Core GPU MSI Radeon RX5600 XT
    MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO AC
    Opensuse Tumbleweed Plasma 5

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    3,240

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Sagemta View Post
    If such things do come to pass I suspect rather strongly that it'll be a very limited market. Simply because
    the masses will use the cloud.
    Not anytime soon, Im afraid. To store, say, 1TB of midia at 5Mbps (which is way more upload capacity that most domestic broadband have) would take, what, 20 days (470 hs) at top speed?

    And how much would that cost you? If Spideroak charges USD$10/month for 100GB IINM, let's say you get 50% (!) volume discount, it would still come to US$ 600/year! OTOH you can get an external 1TB USB3 or e-SATA drive for less than half of that value, and it will last you at least 2-3 years. And transfer speeds are at least 20x faster!

    Now, I think that for the foreseeable future the cloud will be great for syncing files between computers - I'm using Spideroak to sync work folders between work/home desktop/laptop and loving it - and perhaps also for SAAS on weak portable machines. But not for real large storage of personal files (not talking corporate here).

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    3,240

    Default Re: petabyte hard drives

    Quote Originally Posted by tararpharazon View Post
    how much is needed to backup a 1.2 petabyte drive?
    Another 1.2 petabyte drive

    (at least that's what I'd do).

    Edit: There are also tape drives, if you have time enough?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •