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Offline Mr Minor

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2TB External Drive
« on: January 14, 2009, 08:30:57 AM »
http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/13/western-digital-about-to-ship-2tb-caviar-green-hard-drive/
"Western Digital has known that Seagate was toiling away in hopes of being the first to market with a standalone 2TB hard drive, and evidently it has chosen to work its engineers that much harder. In a presumed effort to beat Hitachi (and everyone else) to the 2TB barrier, WD is reportedly aiming to launch its Caviar Green 2000GB WD20EADS later this week, and with it will come 32MB of cache, an 8.9-millisecond seek time and an expected price tag of around 170 ($224). Best of all? It should be "available immediately" just as soon as it's outed for real."




Nice.  2TB?  Now I will have somewhere to put all the new shows  :phish: is playing!
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Re: 2TB External Drive
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 11:01:14 PM »
Problem with 2, even 1.5 is that they're destined to have a bad sector because the reliability plots are terrible.
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Re: 2TB External Drive
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 04:54:31 PM »
plus with a 2 tb you only get like 1.7
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Re: 2TB External Drive
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 11:35:45 PM »
The 1TBs are tight and have come down in price significantly (especially internals).
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