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MacBytes
Mar 9, 2004, 10:36 PM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Hitachi to unveil 400GB Serial ATA drive (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040309233612)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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gerlitzappel
Mar 9, 2004, 10:58 PM
I would like to see these avaiable in the next generation Power Macs and XServes.

eric_n_dfw
Mar 9, 2004, 11:28 PM
I would like to see these avaiable in the next generation Power Macs and XServes.
Yes, but I'd hate to see how much Apple will mark them up.

I'll install one myself and probably save $200 or something rediculous like that. :rolleyes:

BTW: Apple wants $400 for a 250gb SATA drive today -- the same drive is $229 at CompUSA

gerlitzappel
Mar 9, 2004, 11:30 PM
Yes, but I'd hate to see how much Apple will mark them up.

I'll install one myself and probably save $200 or something rediculous like that. :rolleyes:

Good point, I forgot that Apple charges at least double for 3rd party hardware upgrades, except for the video cards.

mainstreetmark
Mar 10, 2004, 09:42 AM
I would like to see these avaiable in the next generation Power Macs and XServes.

Don't forget the 400GB iPod maxi

edesignuk
Mar 10, 2004, 10:20 AM
Mmmmmm....disk space http://upload.edesignuk.net/uploaded_data/smilies/smilie_drool.gif

shamino
Mar 10, 2004, 03:02 PM
Darn! And I just put a 250G drive in my G4 :D

Seriously, I wonder how long it will be before Apple starts using these in the XServe RAID (http://www.apple.com/xserve/raid/) chassis. Right now, you get 3.5TB (3TB as RAID-5) storage using 14 250G drives. If those drives are replaced with 400G drives, we're talking about 5.6TB (4.8TB as RAID-5).

At 3U high, A standard 7' rack (about 45U tall) can hold 15 of these, for up to 84TB. Isn't that enough to cache the whole internet :D