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On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 08:32:38AM -0700, Chris Jenks wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > I *really* want disk storage that's larger than 4.7GB.
> >
> > I've been looking at Blu-ray, and thought maybe it's worth investigating.
> 
>    Maybe I've been extremely unlucky, but I've found optical media to be 
> extremely unreliable when the whole disk has to read perfectly. It may be 
> OK to have a few frames missing from a movie, but even just yesterday I 
> had to finish an Ubuntu install by hand because the desktop files were 
> corrupted on the CD.
> 
>    You could get 9GB by going to dual layer DVD, but I would recommend 
> using USB hard drives for your storage. The cost should be no more than 
> ten cents/GB (about the same cost as blu-ray), but it should be much more 
> reliable and more versatile too since you can rewrite. I just bought a 
> 1.5GB USB drive at Fry's for $129 with no rebate. You could probably save 
> slightly more by using an enclosure and internal SATA drives for storing 
> data.

I hope you mean a 1.5TB USB drive.

--Ken

-- 
Chanoch (Ken) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/

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