Time to install a new hard drive

My Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA HD 7200/32MB/SATA-3G finally got here today. No thanks to UPS passing our house then coming back two hours later to deliver the package. So now it is time to turn off this machine and install the new drive. After that I will need to start moving a very large amount of data from three other drives to the new one. At some point the data drive I have now will get a fresh Vista 64 bit install. Currently I’m running Vista on a 150 GB drive. When I finish doing what I want that operating system will be running on a 300 GB hard drive. I didn’t purchase the eco-friendly energy saving version of the Western Digital Caviar 1TB do to the fact of that unit having a smaller cache size.

Recently I glanced at an article that asked the question if traditional hard drives were on the way out. With Flash Memory growing in size and prices trying to become lower it really isn’t to surprising that this type of question is being asked. Especially considering that Flash Memory has no moving parts. Although you can break one of these cards easier than the manufacturers would have you believe. I think it is only a matter of time until we see Flash Memory used for traditional storage as card capacity increases and prices come down. 

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