Hmmmm, so which episode of "The Godfather" is stored on that hard drive?
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From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 2:28 AM
Subject: Re: [AMIA-L] Hard Disk Drive update
>I recently purchased a Seagate 300 GB ATA100 drive to use in an external
>1394 drive kit for storing video files. The drive does fine when connected
>directly to the ATA drive controller but refuses to be recognized in the
>1394 external drive kit no matter how I partition it or set jumpers. The
>drive kit works fine with other ATA100 drives, the largest being a 60 GB.
> I've spent way too much time on this PITA. I'm waiting for an e-mail
> response from Seagate to see if they can come up with something.
> At 09:37 PM 1/1/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>>Seagate is buying out Maxstor so the big 4 of the desktop Hard Disk Drives
>>now down to 3--Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi (was IBM).
>>Seagate now guarentees their HDDs for five years.
>>I have been advocating storing your rarely used HDDs on shelves. Their
>>will be greatly increased because they will rarely be powered up.
>>HDDs now have a capacity of 500 GB and will problaby be 800 GB later this
>>year. NTSC video (SDTV) requires about 25 GB per hour using lossless
>>compression. 20 hours of video without using losey compression like MPEG,
>>A HDD consultant and friend is publishing a 11 page report about HDD
>>reliability. When I learn that it has been published, I will make it
>>known on this
>>Happy New Year!!