8TB disk on sale for for $120

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So disks are now available for $15 per Terabyte. I think we can officially close the door on "I lost my file" and "Camtasia destroyed my file" etc. At $15 per TB (or $45 per TB for smaller disks), there are literally no excuses for not having multiple copies of all files on multiple disks.

https://www.costco.com/seagate-backup-plus-hub-8tb-desktop-hard-drive-with-rescue-data-recovery-services.product.100458004.html
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Rick Stone

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Thanks for sharing!

Quite amazing when you think about it. I remember when a 40 MEG disk was a big disk and it was fairly expensive!
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Oh, and it was so large that you partitioned it into two 20 MEG partitions and you never ever thought you would use all that space!
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I remember paying - I think what came out to - a dollar a gigabyte for hard disk storage. 

So glad this has changed. 
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A dollar a gig? The computer store offered me a $1200 credit line from Bank of the West to buy a 20MB hard disk for my MacPlus in ~1986. That comes out to $60,000 per gig. But it had four switches on the front of the case, so I could turn my desk lamp on and off. That made it worth it. 

Sorry, you started it! 

Someone else is going to show up now and beat us both with a story about these removable disk packs. I used them at work but never had to buy one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hard_disk_drives#/media/File:Fotothek_df_n-10_0000117.jpg
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My dollar a gig was about 15 or so years after your ....tribulations. And no worries! It's a lot of fun to see how far we've come. 
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Its great that drives have become more affordable.

Thats why I'm running 3 Samsung  1TB EVO internal drives.
Along with external HDD drives as well.

However, this is not justification when Camtasia corrupts saved project files, recordings  and videos. Which is reported quite often in this forum.
If this happens to you, I feel you have a right to complain about it.

I can't recall any program I've used corrupting my content like Camtasia.
And I use a lot of software.