The Cats did it ...

From: Mike Robinson 
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Now this surprised me ... an ordinary nearby office supply store had a =
1-Terabyte laptop-sized SATA drive ... a perfect fit in the enclosure =
... for about $75.  Twenty minutes with a Phillips screwdriver was all =
it took to remove the "boat anchor" and replace it with a drive that is =
twice as big.

When I consider how much I paid for the original unit a few years ago in =
Cupertino (yep, at "1 Infinite Loop," where I happened to have a gig at =
the time), I cringe.=

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Technology is *NEVER* a good investment. *- Chad W. Smith*

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=============================================================== From: lists@cluebat.net ------------------------------------------------------ Doesn't surprise me that much. Like any new tech, it's the early adopters who pay the most, which is why I'm usually just content to use last gen tech until the current gen becomes last gen. Right now, Solid State storage is where all the big bucks go, but soon enough, that will be within the realm of reasonable pricing. -----Original Message----- From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of Mike Robinson Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 7:22 PM To: chugalug@chugalug.org Subject: Re: [Chugalug] The Cats did it ... Now this surprised me ... an ordinary nearby office supply store had a 1-Terabyte laptop-sized SATA drive ... a perfect fit in the enclosure ... for about $75. Twenty minutes with a Phillips screwdriver was all it took to remove the "boat anchor" and replace it with a drive that is twice as big. When I consider how much I paid for the original unit a few years ago in Cupertino (yep, at "1 Infinite Loop," where I happened to have a gig at the time), I cringe.

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ I like using a small-ish SSD to run my OS, and magnetic drives to store data. That way I get most of the speed benefits at a reasonable cost.