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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Butthead, Jul 10, 2008.
Geez, FINALLY! We've been stuck at a 1TB cap for a YEAR now.
Of course, these are actually 1.2TB drives, but...
Great news! BTW, this new half-terabyte 7200-rpm Momentus 7200.4 is also worth waiting a bit... I was thinking about a new drive for MBP.
Now we just have to wait and see what they're going to charge for packing that extra .5 TB on 4 platters.
I predict about the cost of a Velociraptor... Or maybe a touch less.
1.4 really. 1.5 base10 TB gives you 1396 proper GB (or GiB if you like), give or take a few hundred megs.
Not only are these going to be big drives, but they'll ought to deliver some very high transfer rates. The platter density is 375GB/platter, compared to 320 on the WD6400AAKS (current king of the 7200RPM drives). That's a 14% bump, so depending on how they tune the drive firmware, etc, it ought to be the fastest 7200RPM we've seen yet.
I think the best news however is that this is going to drop prices on everything else to even lower levels. 500GB drives are already at ~$75, I'll be looking forward to filling out my NAS array with ultra cheap 500s once the new ones become plentiful (or who knows, maybe I'll just toss the 4x500s I've got and bump up to 1TB drives, that's likely where the new $/GB optimum will end up).
I remember when xx MB drives used to be the king of Hard drives. Have to find more reasons to buy a bigger HDD now
Doesn't the Samsung F1 1TB drive use 333GB/platter?
Now available with a two week lead time from OWC!
BTW- $279 at OWC
£159 for me (Gibraltar with UK Pricing) - ordered 5 of these baby's for my new NAS project (the current 3TB one is 93% full)
yes but we have to pay extra postage and Import duty in Gibraltar weep
Yeah, well, what did you expect? The perpendicular recording only took us so far... now it's back to the old shrinking process to get more space.
And no, it's a 1.5 TB drive. A 1.4 TiB drive, maybe, but still a 1.5 TB drive.
I hope they go into the Mac Pro! 6 TB FTW! We could also see 1.5 TB iMacs too, good for content creation.
Wow, it looks like it's time to upgrade my Apple TV's hard drive.
I think the 2TB single drive is the one that will make me whip out the plastic.
I got the 750 because I needed the space, then grabbed the 1TB to back it up. I think the next step for me will be 2TB disks, and that 500GB 7k laptop drive.
TV uses a 2.5" drive.
That's pretty slick.
Spinpoint current density champ
nano you are right, read the current article in CPU magazine in comparison of storage media. The samsung is the platter champ until the new seagate comes along and then we will have to see how much faster it is than the spinpoint F1. Besides how much storage do people really need, is 4TB plus the option of 2 more drives in optical bay 2 not enough?
Hard drives are like garages, you can't build them to big, given time you will always fill them up.