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Yeah,  good old Voyetra DOPro.

For the 80TB had, I wonder if these will mainly find their market in server farms,  etc. , especially where a back up regime is convenient and automated.  I couldn't imagine trusting 80TB on one drive,  you'd need another one to back up the data locally.  Probably in the time scale of these hard drives,  the more likely home user would be increasingly utilising cloud storage (which would be using these drives).

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23 hours ago, jude77 said:

The first computer I ever bought used floppies that held 144 megs.  You bought them in packs of 10 and I remember thinking I would never fill them all.  And now 80TB?  The crazy part is I KNOW I'd fill it up.

Wasn’t it in fact 1.44 mb

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1 hour ago, jerrydf said:

Yeah,  good old Voyetra DOPro.

For the 80TB had, I wonder if these will mainly find their market in server farms,  etc. , especially where a back up regime is convenient and automated.  I couldn't imagine trusting 80TB on one drive,  you'd need another one to back up the data locally.  Probably in the time scale of these hard drives,  the more likely home user would be increasingly utilising cloud storage (which would be using these drives).

Isn’t that the same for all drives? I have 6 tb so I just bought a 6tb external for backups.

Im sure I can use 80TB, if not only to keep unlimited versions of my files, camera recordings etc

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8 minutes ago, Joakim said:

Wasn’t it in fact 1.44 mb

It was!!!  And I never dreamed I would fill even one.

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23 hours ago, Reid Rosefelt said:

When I composed  music in the 80s with  Voyetra's Sequencer Plus, I plugged in my 5.25" floppy (360K) and loaded up the software into RAM.  Then I took it out and put in another 360K floppy to save my data.   Of course Sequencer Plus was MIDI only.  All sound came from my synths and modules and effects came from hardware.  

But apparently, it still works today! 

I remember when I got my first computer with a 20 Mb hard drive.  Wow!  As my programs were kilobytes in size, and could be loaded in RAM, I didn't know what I could possibly do with all that data!  

Recovering VSPG User here too. That was my second sequencer. Which I first synced to my Tascam 80-8 (lost a track I did). Then later on synced to my ADAT controller and 3 blackface ADATs.

Then I moved on to Cakewalk ITB.

To this day I cannot remember the name of the first sequencer which was some one off company that went belly up two years later. Had a dongle. 

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On 2/8/2020 at 7:30 AM, RobertWS said:

Just how much porn do you need to store?

All of it?

Oh, and you'll want at least four of these drives for RAID...

(And, as long as we're going there, I still have a couple 8" floppies in storage that held 80k each!  *Woot!* 🤣 )

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21 hours ago, slartabartfast said:

When I started computing, we had to load our data into leaky baskets made of mastodon leather tanned with urine and haul it up the side of a glacier in the middle of snowstorms in July.

Before the first version of Eunuchs then, eh? 😁

We had zeros, but were forced to use lowercase "L's" for the ones...

 

And, one last one for Paulo:

Q:  How can you tell that the programmer is a Vegan?

A:  He's already told you 11 times! 😆

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2 hours ago, craigb said:

And, one last one for Paulo:

Q:  How can you tell that the programmer is a Vegan?

A:  He's already told you 11 times! 😆

Alternative answer: they're the one who ordered the pizza no other programmer is eating 😜

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5.25" floppies held 160 KB originally, then things progressed (including going to double-sided) up to somewhere around 1.2 MB for double-sided, double-density.

3.5" floppies started at 720 KB for singles sided and went to 1.44 MB for double-sided.  There were even some much higher density 2.88 MB disks towards the end.

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On 2/8/2020 at 1:49 PM, slartabartfast said:

When I started computing, we had to load our data into leaky baskets made of mastodon leather tanned with urine and haul it up the side of a glacier in the middle of snowstorms in July.

You had baskets....  ....!?!

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On 2/9/2020 at 8:48 AM, Joakim said:

Isn’t that the same for all drives? I have 6 tb so I just bought a 6tb external for backups.

Im sure I can use 80TB, if not only to keep unlimited versions of my files, camera recordings etc

 Sample developers still use bloat as a selling point.   PC games are pushing the extremes.  Plus Windows is full of bloat if you do drive images. 

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A friend of mine just told me yesterday that his company is developing a 256 mega-pixel camera for use in manufacturing.  I couldn't help but think of how much storage just a single image will take let alone a video stream!

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3 minutes ago, craigb said:

A friend of mine just told me yesterday that his company is developing a 256 mega-pixel camera for use in manufacturing.  I couldn't help but think of how much storage just a single image will take let alone a video stream!

Yet those towers on the moon are still fuzzy 🤔

If I keep coming here I will need that 80TB. SALE- *FREE library- 200gb*  Use coupon code FREE!!!!!

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59 minutes ago, Starise said:

Yet those towers on the moon are still fuzzy 🤔

Only in the pictures released to the public.  If you could see the classified images your jaw would drop!  😉

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On 2/9/2020 at 8:50 AM, jerrydf said:

For the 80TB had, I wonder if these will mainly find their market in server farms,  etc. , especially where a back up regime is convenient and automated.

At current architectures, 80TB would take 5 days to clone at real-world speeds. I am having a hard time seeing a consumer market for these. A defrag would be rather painful too. The whole thing falls into "just because something can be done, should we do it?” category. 

For the data miners of the world, these would be a dream, but still constrained by speed.

Sort of reminds me of failed optical drives years ago.. the density was better at the time, but the thoughput was terrible...then magneto-resistive films came online and the optical dream died. Writer got smaller and the reader was no longer inductive. Areal density doesn't mean as much when the data rate isn't there.

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