Desktops Soon to Ship With 8TB of Storage
March 1, 2006 4:33 PM
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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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3/2/2006 9:59:42 AM
I was talking to some people about this, and not only is 8TB ridiculously expensive right now, but if you want it to be usable, it'll need to be in a RAID array of some sort. That means a 16-port controller card, which last I checked there's only one of them on Newegg, the Adaptec 21610SA. You'll need 64-bit PCI for that montser.Not to mention, if you go with RAID-1 across 16 drives, the time to failure is going to be very quick, loosing all 8TB of data. Even if we are able to double hard drive capacity by the end of the year with perpendicular recording, we're still looking at 8 drives, which isn't crazy, but not for the home.
The only thing that would be worthwhile would be to setup a rack in your closet with gig-e all over the house, and put a dedicated box in there with RAID 50 or something. We've got a 3U box from Supermicro that holds 14 drives, so 4TB or so isn't out of the question. 8TB, Rahul you go too far.
3/2/2006 1:19:12 PM
You're thinking Raid 0 (striping) across all 16 drives being an MTBF problem.
Raid 1 (mirroring) across those drives would be a solution, though I agree a RAID 5-based setup with a hardware controller card (I can't imagine asking the host CPU to do that many XORs and still run well) would be a pretty good solution if 8TB were really that necessary.
Anyway... In a few years I do think we'll get holographic storage going in a practical way, and hopefully HDs will be a thing of the past (wouldn't that be nice).
3/7/2006 8:01:58 PM
Oh so very nice yes, can't wait :]
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