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Hard Drive Warning
« on: March 09, 2010, 10:49:37 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8557144.stm

the above link details a change being made to hard drive production and formats that might impact one or two of the site users...



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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 09:19:44 PM »
I suspect that by the time these drives become common place WinXP will have gone the way of Win 95.  ;)
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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 09:40:10 PM »
you do know that a significant number of british trains are operated by windows 95 based systems?

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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 06:37:30 AM »
you do know that a significant number of british trains are operated by windows 95 based systems?

And that the defence system on most British warships (yes, possibly both of them) runs on Windows 98?
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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 07:52:42 AM »
you do know that a significant number of british trains are operated by windows 95 based systems?

And that the defence system on most British warships (yes, possibly both of them) runs on Windows 98?

when did we acquire the second warship? Do we know who was thinking of scrapping it?  :2funny:

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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 08:47:56 AM »
I've heard that many car systems are also based on Windows 95. I wonder if that includes Toyota brakes...
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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 10:20:24 AM »
I've heard that many car systems are also based on Windows 95. I wonder if that includes Toyota brakes...

no they run on vista ;D

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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 04:58:38 PM »
Oh  :o All the more reason to stay here in North America, everything here runs on Linux, according to the Linux people.
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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 05:31:05 PM »
Is this really a big deal?  Really?

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To help Windows XP cope, advanced format drives will be able to pretend they still use sectors 512 bytes in size.....in some circumstances, it could make a drive 10% slower.

It will hit performance a LITTLE so old slow machines will get a fraction slower.  I'm not sure the sky really is falling.
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Re: Hard Drive Warning
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 09:24:34 PM »
 Does this really save any space - a 4.55kb jpg will take 8K to store it while the old system could do that in 5K. The bits with nothing saved on them are going to be much bigger for very many files. I have just looked at several picture files and they waste very little disc space although one of them was stated to be taking up 3kb extra which is difficult to understand.

I have no doubt that there will be both plus's and minus's for the new system but as long as they hide them from me I wont really worry.
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