Waiting on a 1000GB hard drive. Any news?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by YoYoMa, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    The 750's have been around for awhile now. I'm waiting for the 1000's to be released as I'm expecting the price will drop on the 500GB models. Any news?
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    1000GB = 1TB :)

    Hm haven't heard any news about it, but you can always buy a Mac Pro and shove 4 250GB drives in there.
     
  3. joe50000 macrumors member

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    Eventually you'll see 1TB drives. This time next year you'll see 1TB drives standard.
     
  4. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the market for a couple of those quick and quiet Western Digital 500GB drives. I'm running my Mac Pro on a RAID setup of a couple older 34GB raptors and they are just too loud for me, and small as well. I'm hoping these new drives will have near the same performance since they have newer tech and 16mb caches. The new drives are a bit over $200 a piece though, so I was hoping to save a bit of cash on them. If there's no news on a TB drive to be released soon then I guess I should just buy now since there'll probably be no price drops in the near future. I do find it quite strange that there aren't any TB drives yet. There's really no news on them?
     
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  6. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    What price are you looking for? 400GB drives were recently on sale at Outpost for $90 (PATA) and $100 (SATA).
     
  7. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    DL porn :rolleyes:
     
  8. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does Western Digital make a smaller version of it's fantastic 500GB drive? I'm not sure of the model number but I know that it is the quietest drive on the market and is almost as fast as the Raptor drives. What I'm looking for is sound and speed, not size. These drives are to be combined in a RAID and used for OSX. I would prefer 2x250GB but I really like the sound/speed performance of the Western Digital 500GB drive so I'll be willing to pay more for them. If there is a comparable drive to this one with a smaller size please point me in the right direction as I will be purchasing it immediately.
     
  9. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Samsung Spinpoint drives are regarded as being some of the quietest. I have an 80Gb, but I think they go up to 320
     
  10. Fredou51 macrumors regular

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    Here you go:
    http://www.hardmac.com/news/2006-09-14/#5914
    It says:
    Hitachi has achieved to significantly increase the data density of its new PRM disks (perpendicular recording). They plan to make 1TB 3.5'' disks available as early as the beginning of 2007. In 2009, disks of the same size will reportedly contain 2TB of data, while 400GB 2.5'' disks and 200GB 1.8'' ones will also be coming out.

    Frederic
     
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    Who knew? :confused:
     
  13. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    you can tell from the fact they are about twice the size of normal sized HDs.
     
  14. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    January's too far out so it looks like I'll be buying at the higher prices. Thanks very much for the link. Interesting that Hitachi will be the first one out there with TB drives, I thought for sure that it would be Seagate.
     

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