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  • Deviant Ollam
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    we are TOTALLY DONE with both next-gen cases

    oh your god... still quite a site to see, and i still half-can't believe that you people pulled this off...




    for those who are curious about some of the more specific benefits as far as tech specs are concerned in the new units... their overall size is 50% smaller in volume and they weigh 30% less than the original units we had before!
    First-Gen Traveling Terabytes...
    1008 cubic inches
    10.4 pounds

    Second-Gen Traveling Terabytes...
    495 cubic inches
    7.1 pounds



    (i'm sure someone will alert me if i'm doing the math wrong there, heh)

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    Originally posted by astcell View Post
    So do we like smash a bottle of champagne against it before we send it off?
    being as the Pelican cases are all waterproof, sure. we can do anything we like along those lines.

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  • astcell
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    So do we like smash a bottle of champagne against it before we send it off?

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    so, here's the rundown on what we've achieved...

    content archive - DONE

    new TTB #1... - DONE
    [X] drive - DONE - thank you, AST!
    [X] enclosure - DONE
    [X] pelican case - DONE
    [X] power items - DONE
    [X] notepad - DONE
    [X] content - DONE

    new TTB #2... - DONE
    [X] hard drive - DONE - thank you, CharlieX!
    [X] enclosure - DONE - thank you, Charlene, Rover, Sereyna, Dallas, & Dave P!
    [X] pelican case - DONE - thank you, Schuyler!
    [X] power items - DONE
    [X] notepad - DONE
    [X] content - DONE

    destinations - PLANNED - thank you, noid!

    USO connection - HOPEFUL - thank you, erehwon!




    Thank you again, everyone. I am truly, truly appreciative.
    Last edited by Deviant Ollam; July 22, 2009, 15:04.

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    in the words of Bender... "oh... your... god!"

    we're there, people! barring any unforeseen disaster, we will have two of the new generation TTBs at DEFCON, they will be fully prepped and ready, they will perform some USO work for a short period, and then deploy out to Iraq and Afghanistan to tour active units.

    a super huge thank you has to go out to one more person who has yet to come up in this conversation... Dave P.

    one of the members of TOOOL, and a regular attendee and contributor to our local meetings here in Jersey, Dave made a personal sacrifice to help see this happen. when i ordered the last enclosure with the funds wonderfully donated by Charlene, Rover, Sereyna, & Dallas i was astonished to learn that this item is on major back-order (something their web site did not and still does not say) and won't be coming from Korea for at least 6 weeks.

    I knew that there was one last chance to get a spare enclosure... Dave P was the fellow who turned me on to this case in the first place. and when i asked him, i learned that he still had one in use. he agreed to part with it for a time, until the new one arrives (which will then become a replacement for him) so that the Traveling Terabytes can achieve the uniformity necessary to look squared away and make servicing and general logistics easier.

    Thank you again to Dave, AST, CharlieX, Schuyler, Erehwon, Charlene, Rover, Sereyna, & Dallas who made contributions of time, effort, or money. I would have never been able to build these latest TTBs without you.

    And thank you to everyone who supports the project with good will, encouragement, publicity, and general community spirit.

    I do think that as a special way to recognize people who have offered material contributions in addition to emotional ones, i will make up some TTB badges that can go next to your con badge and avatar badge if you're wearing one. If you spot someone wearing one, maybe offer them a drink? Your call... but i think they deserve it.

    Thank you all again, from the bottom of my heart.

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  • barry99705
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    Originally posted by Schuyler View Post
    Torches & alcohol make for awesome cremations.
    Fixed that for you....

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  • Schuyler
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    Originally posted by astcell View Post
    I'm just really glad to have been a part of the original TTB deliveries. Erehwon can receive the torch for this run. Hmmm do we need a ceremony for this? It must involve alcohol....
    Torches & alcohol make for awesome ceremonies.

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  • astcell
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    I'm just really glad to have been a part of the original TTB deliveries. Erehwon can receive the torch for this run. Hmmm do we need a ceremony for this? It must involve alcohol....

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    just in case some folk didn't notice, there were more teaser photos above in the "units being built" links.

    heh, all those cardboard boxes are your doing, people! thanks so much for your support of the project and of our folk in uniform!

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  • noid
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    Re: omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB

    I can't wait to get one of these out to B0n3z, who just departed for his exotic desert vacation

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  • TheCotMan
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    Re: omfg... we practically have a second next-gen TTB completed

    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    any mods want to rename the title of this thread to "omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB" ?
    Done. Congtats on this. :-)

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: omfg... we practically have a second next-gen TTB completed

    any mods want to rename the title of this thread to "omfg... we now have a second next-gen TTB" ?

    i ordered the enclosure tonight. we will definitely have both brand new TTBs at DEFCON and ready to rotate out to the field thanks to the wonderful support from all the people listed in the colorful post above.

    heh, it's been about 6 or 7 hours now... and we've only got about 250 GB transfered to the new drive. curse my reliance on USB instead of FireWire.

    seriously, though. thank you guys all so very, very much. when i see how many people step up to lend their support for the Traveling Terabyte Project it really gets me a tiny bit emotional... since all the result you personally ever see are these little photos i post of the units being built or the drives in use overseas.

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  • xor
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    Re: omfg... we practically have a second next-gen TTB completed

    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    Sounds great, especially the stop at the USO post. Any thoughts of using this as a more formal distribution point and resupplying him with blank media from time to time to make duplicates?
    While a nice idea, even with a Blu-ray burner it would be very difficult to clone these quickly, effectively, and on a cost effective basis.

    Source: http://www.blu-ray.com/faq/

    1.5
    How much data can you fit on a Blu-ray disc?


    A single-layer disc can hold 25GB.
    A dual-layer disc can hold 50GB.

    To ensure that the Blu-ray Disc format is easily extendable (future-proof) it also includes support for multi-layer discs, which should allow the storage capacity to be increased to 100GB-200GB (25GB per layer) in the future simply by adding more layers to the discs.

    So you would need at least 20 disks. Then there is the write time:

    1.7
    How fast can you read/write data on a Blu-ray disc?


    According to the Blu-ray Disc specification, 1x speed is defined as 36Mbps. However, as BD-ROM movies will require a 54Mbps data transfer rate the minimum speed we're expecting to see is 2x (72Mbps). Blu-ray also has the potential for much higher speeds, as a result of the larger numerical aperture (NA) adopted by Blu-ray Disc. The large NA value effectively means that Blu-ray will require less recording power and lower disc rotation speed than DVD and HD-DVD to achieve the same data transfer rate. While the media itself limited the recording speed in the past, the only limiting factor for Blu-ray is the capacity of the hardware. If we assume a maximum disc rotation speed of 10,000 RPM, then 12x at the outer diameter should be possible (about 400Mbps). This is why the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) already has plans to raise the speed to 8x (288Mbps) or more in the future.


    You could always just send the bare drives pre-cloned. You could use a SATA/ESATA USB dock similar to this http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Sa.../dp/B0012Z3MKW . It would no doubt even be cheaper in the long run. Definitely hold up better than plastic media.

    Then again if a kind soul out there had a Blu-Ray duplicator that would even be better.

    Then again make too many copies and folks could get into trouble.

    xor

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  • Rover
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    Re: omfg... we practically have a second next-gen TTB completed

    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    what do people think of this plan... at DEFCON erehwon gets at least one, if not both, of the TTBs. he can hang on to them for a week or two, letting servicemembers who pass through his USO post copy content during layovers, etc. then he can coordinate either a shipment or a hand-carry of the cases to the field.
    Sounds great, especially the stop at the USO post. Any thoughts of using this as a more formal distribution point and resupplying him with blank media from time to time to make duplicates?

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  • TheCotMan
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    Re: omfg... we practically have a second next-gen TTB completed

    Originally posted by Club81 View Post
    Gang,

    Forgive me for asking, but what is the TTB project all about? I've read these postings (and all linked posts) and the other TTB post (and linked posts) and I can't really tell what it's about.

    I'd love to help the greater CON community via PayPal, I just would like a quick rundown of what this project is really about.

    Again, sorry, if I've missed the elementary description elsewhere in here!

    I'm jacked for DEFCON in 2 weeks --- it's my 2nd CON after going the first time last year.

    Respectfully,
    Club
    Asking google: What is traveling terabyte project

    First hit is a story about it, second hit brings you to the site and from there:
    About the TTB

    [Edit: Damn. I am getting too slow in my old age. This young "kids" are beating me to the "what does google say?" post. :-) Thanks Voltage Spike.]
    Last edited by TheCotMan; July 15, 2009, 17:36.

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