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Just a few years ago, a 1GB HD set me back nearly $900

Memory has always been a sticker for Windows upgrades. Each time Microsoft prepares for an OS release, memory and storage companies wait in anticipation because more memory is always required. Industry insiders however, predict that with Windows Vista, memory will not play as big of a role as it has been for the last several years. Instead, storage capacity will be the number one concern.

With HD video, music, and saving broadcasts to disk becoming ever popular, this trend wouldn't be much of a surprise. Hard drives of all types have become extremely affordable and knowing Windows, hard drive capacity requirements will always be high. Despite this, manufacturers are beginning to build systems that offer capacities in excess of 500GB with some systems shipping with over 1TB off the shelf.

In an interview with Voodoo PC, the manufacturer says that it may begin to ship systems with up to 8TB of storage, possibly with a sticker price of $8,000 to $9,000.

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By bunnyfubbles on 3/1/2006 6:09:30 PM , Rating: 4
Just a few years ago, a 1GB HD set me back nearly $900

Last I checked, a decade was a little more than a "few" years. Few means 2 or 3, little more at best.

Although I understand what the comment is trying to accomplish, lets be realistic please.

By theslug on 3/1/2006 8:45:54 PM , Rating: 2
Even then, paying that much for a drive is a ripoff.

By hans007 on 3/1/2006 9:28:12 PM , Rating: 2
thats far more than 10 years ago too.

in 1997 i bought a 3.5 gb hard drive from frys for about $190.

i'd figure it had to be at least 15 years ago.

By Jedi2155 on 3/1/2006 10:44:09 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds more like 1993-95. My first computer had a 250 MB hard drive back in 1994 and I was stuck with that all the way till 1999...gosh that was annoying.

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