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WD LAUNCHES INDUSTRY'S FIRST 2 TB HARD DRIVES
Western Digital ^ | WD

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech; storage
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1 posted on 01/27/2009 7:29:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce
fyi

Now I know why the Seagate 1.5 Terabyte drive is going for $129 at Newegg and Fry's.

2 posted on 01/27/2009 7:31:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m sure I’ll be investing in one of those soon. :D


3 posted on 01/27/2009 7:32:45 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


4 posted on 01/27/2009 7:34:40 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That can hold a lot of... music.


5 posted on 01/27/2009 7:35:40 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Those hard drives keep getting bigger and I keep filling them up... LOL...


6 posted on 01/27/2009 7:36:48 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: wastedyears

Not to mention....porn.


7 posted on 01/27/2009 7:37:10 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


8 posted on 01/27/2009 7:37:36 PM PST by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.
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9 posted on 01/27/2009 7:37:53 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I didn’t want to say it.


10 posted on 01/27/2009 7:40:51 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


11 posted on 01/27/2009 7:42:25 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: RandallFlagg
Not to mention....porn.

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Belay my last.

12 posted on 01/27/2009 7:46:09 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not enough porn to fill up a TB. Oh wait.


13 posted on 01/27/2009 7:48:42 PM PST by exist
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
2 Tera-byte drive doesn't impress me. The drive is 7500 rpm which is old technology. I would be impressed with a 12,000 rpm drive sold under $100.
14 posted on 01/27/2009 7:54:25 PM PST by avant_garde
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

4 or 5 of these and you could backup the whole internet to your computer.


15 posted on 01/27/2009 7:55:10 PM PST by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
There is no reason that, in this time of financial stress, a private citizen should horde this much storage. From this day forward, this administration will place a 50% storage tax on this sort of excessive digital storage capacity. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of these 2TB drives, 1TB will be dedicated to storing copies of "Earth in the Balance" and "The Day After Tomorrow" to be shared via The People's Net. A People's Net sharing tax will be instituted next week.

Allah Aqbahr,

President Select Barry Whosoever

16 posted on 01/27/2009 7:55:33 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: Starfleet Command

LOL!


17 posted on 01/27/2009 7:56:16 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Nervous Tick

Hahaha

Here’s a really funny video from WoW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHJVolaC8pw


18 posted on 01/27/2009 8:09:58 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In related news, Microsoft has announced that the new version of Windows will take 1t of disk space.


19 posted on 01/27/2009 8:23:52 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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...


20 posted on 01/27/2009 8:24:33 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar (I love my Country, but I now genuinely fear my government.)
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