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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:12 PM

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2459

Less than $0.08 per Gig.

Two of my boards have 6, on-board SATA 300 ports. That's now 9 TB I can pug in direct for $715.00 plus shipping. I can remember when $0.50 per Gig was stunning.

Never mind that 4 core AMD CPUs, MoBos and memsticks are cheaper than I could have ever imagined.

If these SATAII drives get up to 2TB, I'll be able to mirror 173,000 4K RAW scans on my capture computer. That kinda' blows my mind.
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#2 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:20 PM

That is sweet.
I remember not that long ago, the cost of RAM and Hard Drive space was big money. I got a 1 gig drive that I split with someone back when I was in school and I thought I was the stuff. "yep, that's 500 megs, read it and weep."

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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:40 PM

To be fair you can, sort of, do that on a Mac. It becomes difficult because there is no rack mount option for a Mac Pro and no easy way to externalise a lot of SATA all at once; it's a pain, but it can be done.

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#4 Dan Goulder

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:40 PM

The link above also brought up a number of negative customer reviews of the new Seagate 1.5Tb drive. Are these credible reviews? From personal experience, I'd be surprised Seagate would put out an inferior product, and would like to know if anyone on this forum might have a different take than the ones I've seen posted.
Thanks.
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#5 Paul Bruening

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:45 PM

We're getting to the point where the storage is exceeding the processing power of even 4 cores. The bigger bottleneck, now, is the render farm's road system. What's the developmental status of 10GB/S LAN right out of the back of the MoBo?

With these changes in power and price, I can see 8K on the horizon.
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#6 Jim Mageras

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:16 PM

The future of storage will be solid-state. In the not-so-distant future we will work with solid-state storage media and electromechanical drives will be relegated to archiving. Actually, that is not too uncommon today.

I just heard about the problem with the Seagate 1.5TB drives today from a vendor. Supposedly Seagate is working on a firmware update for January to address the issue.

Best regards, Jim
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