Have we gone nuts? Click Read More to see a pic and my thoughts on this craziness.
Check out that craziness. I went to Fry’s looking for a 1 TB drive, and found one. There were 1 TB Seagate drives for $130, but then I saw 1.5 TB Seagate drives for $160! The bigger one was actually cheaper!
I bought two, plugged them into my motherboard and striped them. Now I’ve got 3 TB of (yeah, I know unprotected) storage! That’s just craziness, isn’t it?
When I joined this industry, our biggest server at the $35B bank was 4 GB and the entire datacenter added up to 300 GB. I just bought a drive that’s five times the size of my datacenter was. Craziness. Just craziness.
(In case you’re curious, I will be doing disk backups of this puppy, and they’ll be stored on a Drobo. Love the Drobo.)
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.