Hitachi to unveil 400GB Serial ATA drive

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    I would like to see these avaiable in the next generation Power Macs and XServes.
     
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    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
     
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    Good point, I forgot that Apple charges at least double for 3rd party hardware upgrades, except for the video cards.
     
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    Don't forget the 400GB iPod maxi
     
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    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 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
     

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