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User avatar #33 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
I doubt cloud storage will be as big as people expect it to be.
Theres still the issue of access. And space.
I prefer my Solid State external hard drive, along with my Hard Disc internal hard drives.
#80 to #33 - slugnugget (08/23/2013) [-]
It already is. People have half a decade worth of photos saved on facebook.

Dropboxer is getting more popular than ever.

Its a good place to keep important documents.
User avatar #63 to #33 - urfunnyman (08/23/2013) [-]
I too prefer a external hard drive preferably a 2 TB
User avatar #50 to #33 - tacogrenade (08/23/2013) [-]
Cool story bro
User avatar #34 to #33 - dedaluminus (08/23/2013) [-]
That sounds...backwards. Wouldn't it be better to have a solid state internal drive which is faster for the files you use all the time and a hard disc external drive for files you don't use all the time?
User avatar #36 to #34 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
I need less space on an external drive, because those are rarely if ever programs that I intent to keep on the drive. Because solid state is still so expensive, and even more so as the space gets bigger, I can only afford up to an approx 300 gig solid state, which can range from 500 to 1000 USD.
Where as I can get a 2 terabyte hard disc for like, 150 USD.
I have not found any need to get an internal SSD, because I simply don't need high transfer rates. I got the SSD external for added security, and because I wanted to see what the SSD was all about, and if it was worth my investment.
#73 to #36 - billybong (08/23/2013) [-]
If you did it right, the SSD would be your boot drive, making your OS (Presumably windows) and any installed programs start almost instantly. Then you have a 2nd internal magnetic disk drive for data. (Note that you need to reinstall windows, as duplicating a magnetic disk to an SSD usually has massive performance issues)

Even if you have it connected by USB 3 or eSATA you still cant use the full speed of the SSD, and end up wasting the potential of your expensive purchase.

But I guess having a dropproof external drive is nice.... I'd prefer to pay 1/4 of the price for 12 times or more storage and not drop it.

By the way, I was reading the rest of your thread with dedaluminus, and as much as I love old storage nostalgia; You gaise need to get on my level for obscure storage mediums, RAMdisks are where it's at
User avatar #37 to #36 - dedaluminus (08/23/2013) [-]
I do all my external storage on zip disks, just to **** with tech support's head.
User avatar #38 to #37 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
You use floppy discs? I was unaware that modern computers even had the codecs required for floppys. My desktop PC has a floppy drive that I attempted to use, but Windows 7 was... reluctant to accept the drive.
In other words, Windows Defender yelled at me for 5 minutes and then the PC went into sleep mode to protect its system files.
Granted, the floppy had been formatted so many times it had like 1 mb of space in it and I think there was a trojan or two in that 1 mb
User avatar #39 to #38 - dedaluminus (08/23/2013) [-]
Oh no. No no no. That would be too simple, tech support at my company is used to dealing with floppy drives. Zip disk. A proprietary 100mb disk drive that disappeared a while ago. I've got dozens of them. Usually I do things properly when dealing with tech support, but there's a couple guys there that are total dickasses. So when they ask for a copy of the program, I mail them a zip disk. Copy of a bug report? Text file, on a zipdisk. Screenshot? Take a screenshot, flip it upside down, put it on a zip disk, mail it.
User avatar #41 to #39 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
Oh my god I remember those. I forgot about them, and assumed you mean floppys. Most people do. Or thumb drives, but those **** with nobodys head anymore.
Zip discs were amazing.
I actually want a few. I have a reader for them in my basement, but all the discs are gone.
I could hide porn on there and nobody would be able to "accidentally" snoop through my external drives (Of which I have many. Too many) and then judge me
User avatar #42 to #41 - dedaluminus (08/23/2013) [-]
My short-term goal in life right now is to send those ******** in tech support a file they ask for...on a laserdisc.
User avatar #43 to #42 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
Omg I had a science teacher who used laserdiscs because thats what all the scientific movies we watched were on. He even had one of the first Macs (INB4 eew Mac) in the back of his office.
My goal this year is to send my ******* techhead uncle one of the files he asks me to torrent for him on a cassette. Thats the one format (other than punch cards) that he can't interpret
User avatar #44 to #43 - dedaluminus (08/23/2013) [-]
I love strange storage mediums. They're like having souveneirs from a war that other people never heard of.
User avatar #45 to #44 - howunexpected (08/23/2013) [-]
My goal in life is to create the strangest and most nonsensical computer storage medium ever.
I once thought about making a drive that read notches on a steel rod. The depth, wideness, and space between the notches would characterize the data.
I also, jokingly, made up a variation that used the wear and tear, and also chemical residue on a dildo.
I was sent out of computer technology class for that one.
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