View Full Version : Monster sized drives

new builder
08-13-2002, 10:05 PM
I was just browsing western digitals web site looking up some specs on the hard drive i purchased and saw they cam eout with a new line of IDE drives up to 200gb!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if this is old news or not, but these things are massive:eek: Wonder when ones will come out with a larger buffer???

08-14-2002, 05:13 AM
Yea, these new drives have 8 MB Buffers.

08-14-2002, 06:23 AM
how much $ usd

new builder
08-14-2002, 09:58 PM
Actually zeradul on there website they say they only have 2mb buffers! Couldn't find a price though.

08-15-2002, 08:10 AM
That is odd. I wonder why they'd go back to 2 Meg buffers after the 'Special Edition' Drives?

Hmm... It can't hardly add any cost, can it?

new builder
08-15-2002, 09:17 PM
Saw on there web site the 200gig one is going for $399.00

Ehhe Yebeb
08-20-2002, 08:49 PM
I can not understand how someone can store 200GB of data, ive only just filled up 40GB and thats with cable. Also wouldnt it be a better idea to use 2x100GB or 3x60GB drives instead?

08-20-2002, 09:20 PM
Trust me, when you've got the space, you can fill it. :) I had 30Gb, filled that up in no time.. bought an extra 60Gb.. now that's full..

Ehhe Yebeb
08-21-2002, 06:28 AM
With what though, lots of porn? cant even do that anymore because of the ridiculous ISP caps here.

08-21-2002, 07:08 AM
This was before I got off dialup internet too. :)

Basic rundown of my drives:

Music = 15Gb
Games = 15-20Gb
Programs / demos / patches = 3 Gb
Movie / video files = 9Gb
'Other ( ;) )' files = 11Gb
Applications / OS = 5Gb
General stuff / downloads = a couple Gb...

08-22-2002, 12:31 AM
Common movies are what takes up the most space for me, if you start storing movies in mpg2 format and stuff, hell one simple movie in that format needs about 1,5 gb of space.
The same movie in "avi divx" for example only need about half of that, around 700-750 mb. You can never have to mutch space!


08-22-2002, 02:49 AM
Basic rundown of my drives:

Music = 36.4GB @ 128
Music Videos = 6GB
Games = (Of whats not burned or installed or puchased eg: emulators, etc) = 3 GB
Quake1,2,3 (mods, updates, maps) 5GB
Programs / demos / patches = 6 GB
Movie / video files = 8Gb
Applications / OS = 10Gb

08-27-2002, 01:19 AM
Call me ultra paranoid but I'm a burn-a-holic. I never keep more than a CD's worth (700 MB) on my hard drive.

08-27-2002, 02:04 AM
Yes that is a good point. Of what I don't have burned, I actually keep everything important in duplicate on separate drives. I also unplug my computer whenever it is stormy out.

But yea, if I lost my music, it would be at least a few thousand hours down the drain of searching, sorting, renaming, etc. I plan to burn it all in the near future, and then I'll have it all in triplicate.