When's the last time you saw a 3" hard drive?

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I saw this article today:

http://www.computerworld.com/hardwaretopics/storage/story/0,10801,107360,00.html

" It is a standard "half-height" size, measures 14.8mm wide by 42mm high by 198mm deep and weighs 1.1 kilograms."

When's the last time you saw a 3 inch high hard drive? Why do people still use "1/2 height" and "1/3 height" when standard disk size has so thoroughly changed from 20 years ago?

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I think that should have been

I think that should have been 148mm and not 14.8mm. It's an optical drive, so it's probably a 5 1/4". Most of those in use are 1/2 height.

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I've seen product shots of th

I've seen product shots of that drive...it looks like a normal optical drive. In fact, it's basically a DVD+/-RW drive with Blu-Ray capabilities.

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Ummm...

((Looks at the 30Megger on the desk))...

You mean we don't use those anymore??

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Re: When's the last time you saw a 3" hard drive?

dead_elvis wrote:

e you saw a 3 inch high hard drive? Why do people still use "1/2 height" and "1/3 height" when standard disk size has so thoroughly changed from 20 years ago?

I can answer that question. You know what happens with you make assumptions. You make an ass of u and mption.

While it might seem redundant stating things like that remove any doubt.

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Huh? Perhaps I should have

Huh?

Perhaps I should have added "in a store."

It's just a random observation that popped into my head. 1/3 height (for hard drives) and 1/2 (for optical) has been the de facto standard height for a long time. Just seems quaint to hear a new product refer to such an old standard.

Apparently I'm easily amused.

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It was quaint 10 years ago.

It was quaint 10 years ago. Now it's just plain archaic.

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re: archaic

heh heh heh, ya, you betcha. Still, this is AF, where the archaic lives on . . . and on and on and . .

I've got 6 full size drives running 24/7/365, powering my server. Those archaic Seagate Elite drives will probably last longer than me. I really don't think I'd say that about any of the 3.5" drives I've got.

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Yeah, but I've still got the

Yeah, but I've still got the drive and controller and disks for a Bernoulli 10mb cart system in an XT in the basement...

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