Western Digital about to ship 2TB Caviar Green hard drive?

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Engadget.

    So that's 8TB in a Mac Pro. Very nice :D
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    That price actually isn't too bad, might be nice for another external hard drive :D
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No, please, after you. We all know what the first products of a rush to market are going to look like. I sure wouldn't trust my data to one of those, especially considering there's no way I'll be able to root up enough storage to back all of that up.

    I wouldn't mind getting a couple of tees in my iMac, but I think I can wait a bit.
     
  4. pinback pro macrumors member

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    thats why he's going to buy 4. WD has been on a quality climb...continually improving. i wouldn't be afraid of this drive.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I would love to replace my Time Capsule hard drive with one of these bad boys. I would wait a little bit after its release though to get some feedback.
     
  6. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm quite liking the idea of a couple of Samsung 1TB F1's in RAID 0 with this as a backup to them.

    Maybe one day...
     
  7. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    screw there green line
    get the caviar black or nothing.

    green and blue line are low cost cheap drives.
     
  8. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    I'll give it a couple months after introduction and then then start replacing the 1TB drives in Drobo with these!
     
  9. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Dammit, I dont even own a drobo and you took the words outta my mouth.

    Id get one if 1TB wasnt the current limit. Tossing 4TB in there and you get 2TB of backup...with this itll go to a good amount of REAL backup. :rolleyes:
     
  10. fteoath64 macrumors regular

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    The idea is to backup your primary triple disk Raid0 stripe of 640GB Caviar Blacks. :D
     
  11. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice indeed... I can see 4 of these going in my ReadyNAS! :D
     
  12. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Sdashiki, that has got to be the best avatar ever!

    And damnit! Just when I'd committed to getting a 1.5TB for additional TC storage...
     
  13. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    My plan and why I went Drobo is to stay off the cutting edge and expand capacity economically,starting with four 750's then go to 1 or 1.5 terabytes as prices drop then two's and so on.
     
  14. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    +1 on the TC upgrade with this disc, just need to wait a few more months for it to go out of warranty :)
     
  15. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using the Caviar 500GB drives in my Mac Pro. The three optional bays house these and all I can say is that they have been trouble free. I would definitely recommend them.

    Today I am receiving two Caviar 1TB drives, so I will be up to a total of 2.8TB of storage.

    A great product!
     

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