One Terrabyte USB drives

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  1. Blitzer

    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    WOW! Iomega® 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, USB 2.0 are under $300.00!

    Wow it wasn't a year ago that a 300GB EIDE drive was around that price!

    I can remember when new 20 MB hard drives were that price too!

    We had to wind the spring drive motors with a key to start them up!

    :rofl: :animlol: :supergrin: :thumbsup: ;)
     
  2. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    $250 at Buy.com


    http://tinyurl.com/2brr9a



    I don't need another hard drive...I don't need another hard drive...I want another hard drive...dangit!
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Wow, 300gigs are can be had easy under $100 now, 500gb will run you about $120. Crazy, I might get a 1 TB drive in the near future to put in an enclosure.

    IGF
     
  4. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    Impressive deal!

    The only thing to keep in mind is that this product is actually a pair of 500GB disks concatenated into a single 1TB volume (JBOD - Just a Bunch Of Disks), and it's at least theoretically at greater risk of failure than a single 1TB disk. Bad news is that if one disk in a JBOD array fails, you usually can't mount the other one to recover the data, even if it's unharmed - it's time for the disk-recovery people to do their thing, at considerable expense. Good news is that they're likely to succeed, at least for the data on the remaining good disk.

    It's by no means a deal-killer, but just something to be aware of - especially if you're backing up critical data.
     
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    Yeah, didn't notice until later it was just 2 500 GB drives.

    Can get one of those for about $100-$120. Although 2 of those with the enclosure is still pretty impressive.