Thursday, 9 June 2011

4TB Hard drives round the corner

Samsung has been showing off their new designs for a 4TB hard drive (4 1TB platters) this year. They claim it will be shipping out for consumers before the end of the year. It's speculated to be able to store 630GB per square inch! Currently the biggest hard drives on the market are 2.5TB drives. Barely anyone even has 1TB yet, but they are rapidly dropping in price (They have at least halved in the past year) as technology is developed. It won't be long before 1TB, or even 2TB, is standard. But what do we need with all this space? I've only used 110GB on my 500GB hard drive, and that's more than what most people use. But hell, I want me a 4TB drive just to say I have one. Should set up a RAID array and make it 8TB! Good stuff.

15 comments:

  1. I have 1,5tb ... but 4tb seems like almost a waste, how much RAM would you need?

    Just as well to have external hard drives, I imagine.

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  2. wow im going to have to get one lol i have a 1TB and Ive filled it up way to fast with how much i fraps and video edit.

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  3. jesus I don't even have 1tb yet!

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  4. That is a pretty awesome deal!

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  5. That is a lot of data to lose if the HD fails. I would rather have 4 1T hard drives for redundancy.

    +follow http://ellectrics.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ha ha ha this is beyond crazy.. 4TB in a hard drive.. What the heck am I going to do to fill that puppy up? :P

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  7. Wow! Amazing how fast technology advances.

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  8. Geez, hopefully when it's half full it can still be read fast enough

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  9. Amazing. I would really love a 1TB external...but I may aswell wait until these bad boys come out then prices will drop. Cheers for the info! Followed.

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  10. Thanks Man, 4TB Hard Drives here i come, i can finally get rid of this awful Library of EHD's, Followed.

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  11. WOW!

    I've stuck here with a 600GB HDD.

    Hopefully upgrading to a 4TB HDD if this is how things are moving!

    Followed!

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  12. God that's crazy. I still remember that ad for a 15mb HD for like $2499.

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  13. 4TB is insane. I dont even use all of my 1TB HD :P

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  14. I remember thinking why would I ever need a hard drive with 40gb, it'll never be fully used. Now I'm struggling for space on my 500gb hdd :(

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