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Are there any affordable desktop internal hd over 1.5tb out there?

 11:25 pm on Nov 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

I recently consolidated all my information from 6 hard drives to a 1tb hard drive and I'm running at 86% capacity. In addition i just bought a hd camera and i have a project that consist of shooting and editing video, having worked in the past with video editing i know the amount of space on a hard drive can easily be consumed. I know that there's external drives out there that have a 2tb capacity but I honestly do not want another drive I want to be able to keep everything within one drive so I'm wondering is there any internal desktop drive out there that's 2tb in size?



 4:08 am on Nov 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld mytoyo.

Seagate announced a 1.5TB drive [news.cnet.com], but it wasn't scheduled to be out until the end of this year.


 2:09 pm on Nov 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi Bill,
Yes i'am aware of seagates new hard drive thats 1.5 in size and that is why my topic states if there's anything over 1.5tb.


 2:21 pm on Nov 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't think you can get an internal HD of that capacity.

You can bridge two 1gb drives internally with a RAID controller though (assuming your PC can handle it and you have the space inside) which creates a "virtual" single drive.


 8:28 pm on Nov 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yeah thats what i figured but i've been searching online for a date or an announcement as to when the 2tb drives will come out and nothing nada....no one is talking about it....how do these video companies do it?
I mean 2tb is not much if you have a small multimedia team working around the clock.


 12:45 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Realistically, there is very little demand for 1TB drives so 2TB drives are likely to be some way off. If Google decide they want them, that might be a big enough order, but Google has a reputation for using inexpensive hardware.

About ten years ago, I did some work for a small TV company. They managed with betamax tapes and an editing suite fitted with a 20GB drive.



 4:06 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

"If Google decides if they want them.....?"

I highly doubt google will play a role in the demand for more storage space, in fact don't they provide a 7gb FREE email account?
The demand might not be there as we speak however HD quality movies will be a standard in the future. Much more information then before besides 10 years ago in 1998 20GB was alot right?
Check out these stats.


 4:15 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Twenty years ago, I struggled to fill a 40 MB HDD. How times have changed!


 4:57 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

If Seagate were announcing the world's first 1.5TB hard drive in July (to be released at the end of 2008), and that drive is still listed as the largest on lists at Wikipedia [en.wikipedia.org] I'd assume that's as big as they're selling them these days.

As mentioned, a RAID configuration would be your best option for larger.


 7:46 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

how do these video companies do it?
I mean 2tb is not much if you have a small multimedia team working around the clock.

No-one working with media professionally would use a single drive. Large drives are a pain to have to backup, but drives will fail.

I only know one media agency but they use RAID arrays in combination of RAID 0 and RAID 1 and tell me it's common to do so.

4 x 1TB drives in RAID 0 and RAID 1 combo would be a good safe choice for professional media if you need 2TB max.


 11:43 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Go the RAID route! 4-5 500gb drives strapped together in external chassis is far more affordable (and maintainable!) than putting all your eggs in one basket. Adding port mulitpliers can increase that efficiency up to 15 drives set up to as many virtual drives/capacity as desired.

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