Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:12 PM
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.
Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:20 PM
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."
Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:40 PM
Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:40 PM
Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:45 PM
With these changes in power and price, I can see 8K on the horizon.
Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:16 PM
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