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Sad geek thoughts

We have almost a terabyte of spinning disk storage in the house...

Urk...

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forest
Dec. 9th, 2002 04:05 am (UTC)
Thats not sad, just plain greedy though...lol
(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2002 05:24 am (UTC)
Millionaire?
A few years ago that would have a cost a couple of million? Does that make you a millionaire? Hopefully they will still need to pay as reasonably well to understand and use all this information.

Foxy
ramtops
Dec. 9th, 2002 05:36 am (UTC)
how on earth do you back it all up? :)

we have about 500Gb here, and oodles of free space.
sbisson
Dec. 9th, 2002 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh, it's oodles of space too. It's 120GB here, 120GB there and so on... It's also the little 60GB drives in the laptops, and the firewire back up disks...
the_magician
Dec. 9th, 2002 09:45 am (UTC)
That's a ridiculously large amount of storage
Why I only have the 120Gb (80+40) in my celeron, the spare 40Gb maxtor to try to resurrect the other two 40Gb maxtors and maybe another 20-40 Gb in small change around the place, so only around 0.25 of a Terabyte.

Oh, and about 200Mb of SmartMedia for the digital camera ... shame you can't boot more machines from a compact flash or smart media card ... imagine carrying around a copy of windows on something smaller than an After 8 mint and just walking up to hardware in a cybercafe/work/wherever, sticking in your card (with, say, 1Gb of essential files and configuration) and pulling up your own desktop, with your own preferences, with your own Word dictionary and your own IE bookmarks file... and bandwidth and security wise, it's going to be faster and safer sticking your little bit of black plastic into a slot for a fair while yet than downloading a Gig over even a fairly wide net connection.
the_magician
Dec. 9th, 2002 09:47 am (UTC)
Of course once I buy the TiVo
... and upgrade it to twin 120Gb drives, this will effectively increase my "data empire" ... but then it isn't actually "computer hard drive" space in the same way that I can't count the CD-RW in the CD drive, the stack of CDs on the shelf or the stack of mini-discs all over the place!
the_magician
Dec. 10th, 2002 06:42 pm (UTC)
Backing up ...
... I guess you could be interested in this item posted on CiX/Telenor/Nextra this evening ... might be a good xmas pressie for someone except I know you two are far too organised and will have sorted this out for each other already ..

from ianwaugh@cix.co.uk
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OnStream Echo30 for Mac
Model FW30. External FireWire 30Gb digital tape drive for backup.
Includes Danz Retrospect backup software.

Brand spanking new. Complete, boxed and still sealed. Acquired with good
intentions but never used (:-(

More at: www.onstream.com/products/fw30.shtml

Best price seems to be about £450.

BUT

This MUST GO so will post a nominal £250 to abide by the rules but
please feel free to insult me with an offer.

MUST Must must go before Chrimbo.

Email only please.

Cheers,
Ian
marypcb
Dec. 9th, 2002 07:09 am (UTC)
you mean
you man
you mean you have to make your SAN roll now?
mdlbear
Dec. 9th, 2002 08:07 am (UTC)
A hundred gig here, a hundred there; pretty soon you're talking real memory.

Even with 9 computers running, I think we're still under 0.25TB in the house -- we tend not to upgrade very often, and the biggest drives are 20's. The file server is getting full, but that's only because I was waiting for it to pass a full year of uptime before installing the 18GB drive I got for it some time ago. If it ain't broke, ...

I think my next disk purchase will be a couple of 120's.
pickledginger
Dec. 9th, 2002 10:59 pm (UTC)
"Urk"?

Why "urk"?

Unless it's all full ...
adela_terrell
Dec. 10th, 2002 02:47 am (UTC)
Non geek thoughts...
So what does that mean when Its at home? How many hundred gig hards drives? Ten??

( I want my PC to work SOB!!!! I want someone to fix it CRY!!! The people who should do are refusing to fix it until they get a letter off of my ex saying its ok, they can come fix it for me. WAAAAHHHHH. Rant over Hxx)
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