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  • zanon - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    All in all, there are definitely a lot more products than there were a bit over a year ago when Thunderbolt launched, but personally I expected more.

    While that would have been nice, am I misremembering that at CES some manufacturers were saying the gen 1 controllers both were relatively expensive and also somewhat supply constrained, with Apple sucking up huge numbers for their systems? It has seemed like at least one generation of refinement and price dropping was really needed for TB, as well as a much bigger installed base. With CR only just out, and only a few TB boards demo'd so far, it seems like this year will be where we really see what can be done. Been kind of a trickle up to now.

    Also, outside of big multidisk enclosures storage seems like a weird leading edge thing for TB, since it's complete overkill. If everything was cheap then it'd be useful due to daisy chaining and consolidation, but that's a ways off (if it happens). Stuff like external PCIe or serious video seem like much more compelling early apps. I'd be a lot more interested in hearing about the TB stuff at NAB then another drive.
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  • zorxd - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    I don't see a use case for any of these drives. Most of them aren't even faster than a eSATA or USB3 port and cost a lot more.
    If you are going to get the Pegasus R6, you might as well get a new PC with plenty of SATA 6Gbps ports instead, it will end up being cheaper and you will have everything in one box instead of two.
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  • Zink - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    There's always someone who will buy it. If you use your MBP on location to make money then having 8TB of storage with you sure could come in handy. It really only makes sense for mac users without USB or eSATA. Reply
  • darwinosx - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    The Pegasus is mostly used by video types who aren't interested in using Microsofts latest mediocrity of an OS and want the flexibility that TB and an external drive provide. Reply
  • Solidstate89 - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - link

    Ahh, yes. Some asshole with the name of "darwinosx" passing clearly and totally unbiased judgement.

    As if your opinion on the subject means anything.
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  • vkg1 - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - link

    It seems the one thing all these Thunderbolt storage solutions are missing is SSD cache. Look what just 4GB did for Seagate Momentus XT drives.

    Seems like throw a few GBs of SSD cache in there and suddenly these things run circles around anything that isn't Thunderbolt.
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  • UltraTech79 - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - link

    8TB RAID0?

    Youre just asking for a meteor to find your house.
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  • Chippy99 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I find it quite bizarre that there is often a 10x difference in mtbf failure rates on different drives, yet people but them without worry or adverse comment.

    Yet choosing a 2x more likely failure by going for Raid 0 is considered madness.

    10x more likely is just fine. 2x is madness.

    Go figure?
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  • Chippy99 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I meant buy them, not but them! Reply

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