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Old Sep 14th, 2009
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I'm going to assume that 'K' didn't announce larger drives at CEDIA and just focused on the Mini system????
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Old Sep 14th, 2009
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Good assumption.


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Old Sep 18th, 2009
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Hi Folks

Great forum, lots of very informed people here! Im stuck between choosing a 1U or older 5U server and wonder if anyone can tell me if the 1U and 3U servers both will be capable of using the new 2Tb hdd's as and when they arrive? I am right in saying the 5U max's out at 750Gb hdd's? Also are the 2Tb hdds likely to be set at the current 1Tb hdd price which is $?

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Old Sep 18th, 2009
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Welcome!

The 1U and 3U currently share the same disk sizes, so yes, any new disk would work in both.

Yes, the 750gb is the largest disk for the 5U, and that will not change.

Don't know about pricing yet (the 2TB has not even been officially confirmed), but K did lower pricing on storage disks last year, causing some speculation (and that's all it was) that K was preparing to release larger drives that "might" have a slightly higher cost. Of course, that did not happen.

I may be wrong, but my view is that the price reduction was the result of reduced storage costs from K's manufacturer, or K's desire to adjust their pricing structure.


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Old Sep 18th, 2009
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What's the likelihood of the 500GB mini-disc being superseded by a 750/1000GB mini-disc any time soon?

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Old Sep 19th, 2009
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What's the likelihood of the 500GB mini-disc being superseded by a 750/1000GB mini-disc any time soon?

That's not a subject I've heard discussed at K (which doesn't mean a thing, as I have no special insight, and no one at K discusses anything unless specifically permitted to do so).

I guess it's always a possibilty until someone at K says otherwise.


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Old Sep 19th, 2009
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So it's possible technically (in the future), as opposed to technically impossible (like 750GB/disc is the max size that can ever go into the 5U server). So it might be something mini-system users could look forward to in the future, but no K-promises.
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Sounds like a fair statement.


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