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1 terrabyte laptop drive

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:46 AM
Wd just introduced a 750 gig and i terrabyte harddrives for laptops.

This at the time that ssd's are just starting to come out in reasonable size/prices.


posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:37 AM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

And who needs that much space?

I mean how many illegal downloads and porn videos does one actually need in ones hard drive?

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by whatukno

You would be surprised......

Laptops are beging to replace a lot of desktops.

With that said, they will need desktop size storage and computing power.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:47 AM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

I don't doubt it. I used to hate laptops (still hate the stupid ones with the little eraser button squished in the keys that throws your curser all over the place when your trying to type.

But now I loves my laptop. Me and my laptop are buddies.

Still had to get a usb mouse cause I hate that pad thing.

But back to the point. What does anyone need that much space for? I mean I barely use the programs I have on this thing as it is.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by whatukno

It depends on what is being stored.

remember low res video is about 1 gig per hour, while high def is 3-4 gigs/hr.

Remember, if it is replacing a desktop, all home video, pictures........

I personally don't have need for such size, but it is nice to know that it is there id you need/want it.

On a side note, if we assume that companies only want to make money, WD must know their is a need/want for it or else why waste money making em?

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 03:24 PM
I think a lot of it is just a mental thing. If the capability exists to provide it and it's bigger/faster/affordable, someone will want it whether they need it or not.

I'd be the guy with everything I owned stored on a laptop and i'd get it stolen or smashed beyond recognition. I'd rather have a laptop with a couple hundred gigs of storage and a separate terrabyte external hard drive for storage. Available for under a hundred bucks.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 10:35 PM

Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by mrmonsoon

And who needs that much space?

I mean how many illegal downloads and porn videos does one actually need in ones hard drive?

not all of it is illegal. i took a fraps video of me playing a game and it was about 50 minutes long and ended up being 25 gigs of split video. Granted I had to compress it down to a few hundred megs to post a video. It was so large becuase of my capture settings. Also I don't do physical media anymore and i digitally own alot of games on Steam.

Granted 1 Tera is alot but in 3-4 years when I buy my next PC, I'm sure It'll be close to filled up. The sad part is i always back up my files so my current 500 gig is backed up on a 500 gig external.

edit: typos

[edit on 29-7-2009 by mvirata]

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 12:36 AM
My desktop and laptops combined have over 1Tb of used storage space...

I review and store a lot of evidence video as well as the forensic images I have to keep for court purposes.. (For years)

I'll be looking into the larger laptop drives you can be sure...


posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 06:22 AM
I should also add you should always buy hard drives in two's you don't want to lose all of your stuff.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 09:25 AM
reply to post by mvirata

You make a good point....

You either need a spare terrabyte drive to clone from your internal and store on shelf except for updates and or failure of internal harddrive.

The advantage of this over say an external harddrive is that you need to reload everything (os/programs....) then reload your stored data from an external, but with a well kept yup spare drive, you just plu it in and go.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:45 AM
I'm ordering my 1tb drive today...

Mon, will you install it for me.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 11:59 AM
I will happily do so for you, el.

Just drive out to my home and I wil lhapplily do so for you.


Just to prove I "AM" the chat devil, I would clone your harddrive on my new ssd and show you performace that is litteralyn 5-10X faster than a stock laptopharddrive.

And dude, it's only $500 , 450 fro the 128 gig frive and $50 to clone it and install it for you.

I am suchn a bad influence.........

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 12:52 PM
I'm seriously considering the SSD for my new laptop.

would a 40gb be enough? I'd use my 1tb external for all my document storage.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by elevatedone

It's not the size to consider, it's the brand/model/speed.
(remember size doesn't matter-LOL)

Please understand that ssd's range in spped from about the same speed as a "raptor" hardrive to 270Mbps read and write ($700 for 128 gig).

If you are serious, give me a budget and time frame.

I will give you link to the best bang for the buck based on your time and money.

Chat devils, not just spending their own money any more..............

[edit on 7/30/2009 by mrmonsoon]

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:40 PM
Ok, so I told a little lie.

I'm not really considering... just dreaming.

I'd love to put an SSD in my lappy, but just can't afford it.

Maybe when I'm ready to upgrade, I can go with something faster than what I have, but not the SSD.

Mon, you know you'll be hearing all about it as you're my go to guy.

BTW - If you really suggest it, I guess I'll DL SP2 some time this weekend.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:44 PM
reply to post by elevatedone

Yeah, I really hate to say it, but you do need it.

However, you will do it in exactly this manner......

Download Vista sp2 to your desktop.

Run all your cleaning programs
then run the SP2.

NOTE: This is going to be a long install...I mean typically 1-2 hours.....
Once you start the process, seriously, don't touch the computer for a solid two hours, and then, only if it appears to have finished.

I can't tell yuou how many people stop the p[rocess in the middle and distroy their computer, requiring it to be fulling redone.


We should pick a time when both of us will be in chat for at least 2 hours.

Supermods, not just for chat banning anymore....

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by mrmonsoon

Thanks for the info.

I will probably be in chat Friday night for a few hours.
Not sure about Saturday yet.

Computer Geeks... always there to help the non-geek...

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 06:53 PM
Well this might put me at odds here. I have a 4TB network attached storage(NAS). No desktop but 2 netbooks and 1 standard laptop. They all have small basic drives but I connect them all to my NAS for shared storage and quick file access. This way I'm not tied down to a workstation and have tons of room (although I have nearly 2TB's almost full). The nice part with the NAS is that you can setup for either RAID1 or RAID5 so my stuff is protected from 1 drive dying. Bluray vids are huge so it doesnt take long to fill these things.


posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 09:13 PM
I produce music and I can say 1TB is not close to enough for my needs. I run a RAID setup with a 500gig internal and 3 x 1.5TB externals. They're redundant so they back each other up all the time.

Hell, Logic Studio by itself is 55 gigs without even recording anything on it.

The biggest song I ever recorded was a 45gig multitrack, that should tell you a lot.

And yeah, I run an entire studio from a laptop. The age of the desktop is coming to an end.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 11:22 PM
I do videos for my wife's business.

1 TB is just enough to work with and I have 2 1TB RAIDs for backup..

The porn I put on DVD's

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