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Sabretooth
01-04-2007, 07:00 AM
A quick link: http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/8350/52/

This looks really haute. 300 TB should be enough to spend my cocooned life...

Astrotoy7
01-05-2007, 02:47 AM
lolz...thats a crazy amount of storage. Still, makes a lot of sense - given Windows Quattro plans....

mtfbwya

stingerhs
01-05-2007, 12:46 PM
well, if M$ continues the current trend of power hungry operating systems, at least half of that amount of storage will be needed just for the system files. :rolleyes:

and don't forget the 20TB that you'll need for virtual memory. :xp:

Astrotoy7
01-05-2007, 02:20 PM
cmon stinger, you know as well as I that Vista is the last of the juggernaut OS from MS.

mtfbwya

stingerhs
01-08-2007, 12:41 AM
then the question is: who will make the next big OS???

i would like to think that it would be a Linux derivative or something from Macintosh, but i doubt that would ever happen. i certainly don't see M$ losing any ground over the next ten years or so if trends remain as they are.

the bottom line is that although people like to complain and poke fun at M$, they still dominate the computer software industry, and they will likely continue to do so for quite a length of time.

bah, what am i arguing for?? this isn't the right thread....

Astrotoy7
01-08-2007, 04:39 AM
lolz...no argument - just some very clever fellows pondering the big questions !

Rumblings at MS and other places are indicating that MS will be releasing source code for basic functionalities. So you could end up with open source variants of windows derivatives - each with a different functional slant --- Like Linux *sorta* does.

I like they idea very much. If you are a student why the hell do you need the full bloatware of vista to research stuff and type up stuff. If you are a gamer, do you need the advanced business functions Vista includes. If you are a media center system builder(*puts hands up*) it would be great to have that tiny slice of the OS available !

Still, I like the idea of windows Quattro - lets see what MS can do with it :)

mtfbwya

Jeff
01-08-2007, 11:13 PM
Man, that's almost an unnecessary amount of storage. I remember when like 5gb drives were huge - just think that eventually we'll think that 500gb drives were tiny :eek:

Det. Bart Lasiter
01-09-2007, 12:12 AM
Man, that's almost an unnecessary amount of storage. I remember when like 5gb drives were huge - just think that eventually we'll think that 500gb drives were tiny :eek:
Rapidsearch has thousands of gigs of files indexed, most of which I want.

Astrotoy7
01-09-2007, 09:14 AM
Man, that's almost an unnecessary amount of storage. I remember when like 5gb drives were huge - just think that eventually we'll think that 500gb drives were tiny :eek:

i wouldnt say unnecessary - especially for those running large databases/server etc. Also with the advent of Windows Home Server, a large centralised storage device for all media would require some heavy duty type of storage.

mtfbwya

Artik2
01-13-2007, 02:53 PM
How much p@rn can fit there?? lol

I still have a 540mb disk somewhere...

Jan Gaarni
01-19-2007, 05:13 PM
A 37.5 Terabyte harddrive. :)
I have no idea how I would ever be able to fill that one. :D

But atleast i wouldn't have to worry about diskspace for awhile. :)
A very long while. :D

Astrotoy7
01-19-2007, 11:14 PM
I just finished backing up my Vista RTM build, 1 backup = 20gb !
I wouldnt mind 300TB at all :)

astro

Q
01-21-2007, 05:12 AM
I remember back in the day when most PCs had NO hard drives, just a floppy drive, maybe two if you were lucky. :)

Then again, MS-DOS was only, what, a couple hundred KB, if that.

300TB will probably become the norm 10-15 years from now, if not sooner, just like 300GB is now, and 300MB was 10-15 years ago.

Jan Gaarni
01-23-2007, 01:43 PM
Just as a footnote here:
It's measured in 300 terabite, not byte. ;)
So the drive isn't larger than 37.5 terabyte.


It's still a heck of alot though. :D