Seagate Sticks 3TB Hard Drive on Product Roadmap

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linkmaster6

Why would anyone want their OS floating in a massive storage space like that? Have a smaller 250-500 GB as the OS drive and have the TB drives as storage.

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omen3330

Agreed. My OS is on a 128 SSD, a terrabyte for programs 500 for music, 500 for movies, and a 160 for pics/misc.

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Caboose

 I have my OS sitting on a 1TB RAID1, and it's about half full. I have a large number of games installed which take up the space. I don't install them on to a secondary drive, because as soon as you format and reinstall Windows you have to repair/reinstall the games anyway...

 

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nedwards

Weird, I very rarely have to reformat/reinstall my games. I've moved my Games directory from one hard drive to another several times, including my Steam directory, and through several Windows installs on different mobos.

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Caboose

 Steam is different. Once you install the Steam client, it automatically repairs any broken links/missing system files. But for other games, I've found that if they're installed on a seperate partition, and you rebuild the OS from scratch, you have to repair the install for the game...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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omen3330

Make a copy of the registry values telling the osk where the game is and edit them as needed, no install needed after that.

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xopethx

So the most you should EVER have to do, assuming the game is relatively recent and built well enough, is run the DirectX redist file included in the "Extras" folder inside most game directories, along with whatever additional libraries are needed.  The game will obviously spit an error message at you if it's not gonna work, and common sense will tell you what to do in order to replace the missing file.

I rebuild my system all the time, and never have to reinstall any games (i've got about 40 of them installed to one 500gb drive).  

Once you install the latest version of Direct X, the rest of the issues can be handled on a one-off basis.

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Caboose

 Unless it's in a brand name PC (HP, Dell), I expect to see these either as secondary storage drives, or enthusiest primary drives with a supporting motherboard.

 I myself, would love to get 4 of these for a RAID setup in a NAS for my HTPC.

 

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