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Six Terabyte Hard Drive

April 27, 2018 Jon 13 Comments

Fitting a Western Digital 6TB 3.5 inch Green hard drive into an Icy Box case and setting it up in Windows 7.

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  1. Derek Price
    April 27, 2018 - 4:47 pm

    6TB my how the world has changed i remember in the late 80's marveling at my granddads Cassette deck for the Commodore C64 whirling away as it loaded his favorite games into memory. I still continue to use a Commodore primarily for gaming but to see how technology has progressed is amazing.

  2. 24SevenMarketing
    April 27, 2018 - 5:03 pm

    I am feeling quite old after seeing this video … I have a 10MB hard drive sitting on my parts box that I took out of an old computer I was scraping… hard to believe that a computer could work with such a small amount of storage. But then my original Macintosh computer had a double sided 3.5 inch floppy disk as the only storage.

  3. michael shampine
    April 27, 2018 - 5:52 pm

    My first hard disk was a 10 Meg! And sounded like a jet engine starting up. You could hear it from any room in the house.

  4. Derek Washuck
    April 27, 2018 - 6:43 pm

    You know Windows is on version 10 64-bit for quite a while now . Lol

  5. Forever Computing
    April 27, 2018 - 7:40 pm

    Did you really quick format a brand new hard disk? Please don't do this. You can lose performance doing it like this. A full format is recommended to get the full performance by that hard disk. I say this from experience.

    I know it's a WD Green, but knowing you're getting the most from it is the best compared to, "This drive is terribly slow"

  6. Roger Hudson
    April 27, 2018 - 7:58 pm

    Orico box-is that where you store your Bitcoins? ho hum.

  7. Allen Davis
    April 27, 2018 - 8:13 pm

    I really enjoy all your videos immensely. I've been a Mac user since 1985, and I was the envy of the entire community because I was the proud owner of probably the only 20MB HDD in the entire state of Indiana! Of course, I couldn't boot from it, but having a HD was quite a status symbol! I remember getting my first 1GB external HD, a LaCie in 1993, and again I was the envy of everyone. Not even my workplace, where I was the night-shift System Administrator, had single drives that large on our mainframe and servers which supported more than 1,000 terminals. It was quite the thing to even have an Iomega Zip Drive with a few 100MB Zip disks! Now I have several 3.5" WD Black 2TB HDs, which I've built a custom enclosure for and have configured into two 12TB RAID arrays to support my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. I don't even do much video work since I'm primarily a graphic artist and routinely work with Photoshop files that exceed 500MB in size. I do work with audio quite a bit, recording and mixing for a few regional rock bands with aspirations of st**dom. Given the number of files I've acc*mulated, I'm hoping I'll have enough disk space for another 3-4 years. (One array serves as my off-site backup I store at my son's house a few doors down, close enough that I can access his WiFi network.) Given how HDs and SSDs have grown in size in the last few years, I don't think it will be long before it will become common to see multi-petabyte drives about and we'll all reminisce about using those little 6TB drives!

  8. Achilleas Labrou
    April 27, 2018 - 9:06 pm

    Hard disks with very large capacity have many platters and heads. In theory that is not a problem. However with more heads the chances of failure are bigger.

  9. Qopel
    April 27, 2018 - 9:46 pm

    My first computer had a 800MB drive, and that was considered a lot. I now have a 12TB Drive!

  10. Garrett's Studio
    April 27, 2018 - 10:42 pm

    It's funny to think we used to think that 100mb, 1gb, 500gb used to be huge drives and we would never ever run out space and I have 2 5TB drives and I am running out of space already and bought them this spring! LOL!

  11. Zac Meyers
    April 27, 2018 - 10:57 pm

    I love this old intro

  12. Govind Singh Rathore
    April 27, 2018 - 11:51 pm

    love the simplicity in you and your videos

  13. Richard Benjamin
    April 27, 2018 - 11:58 pm

    after your computer saw the new hard drive you said you were going to format it. you bypassed the part where you have to partition it.

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