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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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back in the day...
By OzQuant on 3/1/2006 6:31:35 PM , Rating: 2
I remember in the good ol' days... I think it was '90 or '91 that I got my first PC (upgrade from C64 and Amiga) and it came with a 50MB hard drive and at the time, 'standard' systems shipped with 20MB and all my friends were saying "what are you gonna do with all that hdd space?", or "why did you get a PC with so much space" ? And couple of years after that, I remember I saved up $700 and drove like an hour to buy a 200MB drive.

Now I have HDDs everywhere in my house - 2 Tivos, (200GB each), 3 PCs (300+40+200+120 GB), Xbox (120GB), satellite decoder (80GB), portable multimedia player (20GB)

RE: back in the day...
By SunAngel on 3/1/06, Rating: -1
RE: back in the day...
By rushnrockt on 3/1/2006 11:54:03 PM , Rating: 2
pocket lint (2 gigs)...

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