Skip to comments.WD® LAUNCHES INDUSTRY'S FIRST 2 TB HARD DRIVES
Posted on 01/27/2009 7:29:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Jan. 27, 2009 - WD (NYSE: WDC) today announced the first 2 terabyte (TB) hard drive - the world's highest capacity drive and the latest addition to WD's popular, environmentally friendly, cool and quiet, WD® Caviar® Green hard drive family. This new 3.5-inch platform is based on WD's industry-leading 500 GB/platter technology (with 400 Gb/in2 areal density) with 32 MB cache, producing drives with capacities of up to 2 TB.
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Now I know why the Seagate 1.5 Terabyte drive is going for $129 at Newegg and Fry's.
I’m sure I’ll be investing in one of those soon. :D
The 1TB WD Caviar Green model I have has been pretty stable but it does get hot. I’ll wait until they get under $100 like when I bought mine. Probably in the summer.
That can hold a lot of... music.
Those hard drives keep getting bigger and I keep filling them up... LOL...
Not to mention....porn.
Ooh ahhhh. Now if only DVR manufacturers would actually put these big drives on them instead of, IMO, their pathetic current offerings. I would actually bother to purchase one.
It’s a dead end. Who would want really big hard drives like this? Google says the PC is dead and everyone will be keeping their data at Google.
</ not-sarcasm! Really a straight-faced innocent comment! Srsly!>
I didn’t want to say it.
I paid $119 for my FreeAgent 1TB external around Christmastime from Frys, love it. I hope they drop to around $50 so I can stock up.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Belay my last.
Not enough porn to fill up a TB. Oh wait.
4 or 5 of these and you could backup the whole internet to your computer.
President Select Barry Whosoever
Here’s a really funny video from WoW:
In related news, Microsoft has announced that the new version of Windows will take 1t of disk space.
Sheesh. I just took stock of the various machines my family has attached to the home network. I came up with 2.4 TB of total storage. However, my primary backup is a 500 GB NAS that currently has about 65 GB of assorted music, family photos, homework, etc. on it. (which is backed up to a separate 250 GB drive in another machine) Going to be a while before I can justify one of those 2 TB beasts... Yet the geek in me wants one...sigh But I want a new 9mm more...
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