Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TeraByte Drive

New TeraByte Drive holds 220 million pages!
Functions for Propeller programs, backup,
streaming data, archives, DSC data, ULTRA
Telescope images and albums, manages
databases and works in real time or offline
conditions. The new TB1 may also hold
administrative information for the ULTRA
Space Administration.
BIG BRAIN ADDS ON A NEW TERABYTE DRIVE (Capacity: One Thousand Billion Bytes)
Holds 220 Million Pages!

The one TeraByte drive facilitates the ULTRA expansion, the operations of the DSC Deep Space Center, the operation of the ULTRA telescope, and the management of the ULTRA Space Administration. The small footprint portable 22mm drive is equal to 1,024 GB drives. The drive is a Seagate technology FreeAgent Go Flex Ultra-Portable Drive for PC and Mac use, PN9ZFAM5-570, and runs USB 3.0 which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The drive earned CNET Editor's Choice Award. It's also compatible with USB 2.0. The drive ships with encryption and backup software and can share files between Mac and PC. It contains a preloaded NTFS driver for the Mac and is compatible with OSX 10.4.11 or higher, 10.5.8, or 10.6.2 (32 bit Kernal only). It's also is designed to work with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. To write Mac files, reformatting is required. Instructions for use with Mac OS is found at the instructions link. The drive can backup data and store streaming data incoming from the ULTRA Telescope. It can archive images, manage a database and offer real time data storage and retrieval. A terabyte or one TB is 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes of information which is 1,024 times a gigabyte (GB) or 1,048,576 times a megabyte (MB), which is a million million bytes. At an average 5,000 characters per page, 1TB of disk space could hold 220 million pages of text! It would take 728,178 retro 3.5-inch floppy disks to equal the storage capacity of a single 1,024 gigabyte hard drive. To format this drive for use with Mac, use the FreeAgent GoFlex software already on the drive. If you try to install using the Mac Disk Utility it won't write to the drive. To install the Seagate Diagnostics, and Memeo Backup (Included Applications: Seagate Diagnostics 1.1, Seagate Storage Gauge 1.0, Memeo Backup 2.5, Extensions: Seagate Storage Driver 5.0.1, Paragon NTFS for Mac 8.0) double click on the Mac Installer.dmg icon and follow the menu. You may want to backup these raw files to another drive first. After you format the drive for Mac, Get Info will show a full TB drive. The installed software takes up space and the remaining capacity is 999.17GB. Installed software uses 904MB or 903,954,432 Bytes. This is in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format which is compatible with Time Machine. It will now read and write Mac format. (By not formatting the drive for Mac, the drive could do PC read and write, and only Mac read.)

Mac install instructions