WD Shipping 2 TB 7200 RPM Caviar Black HDD

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jellico

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[citation][nom]aspireonelover[/nom]That's pretty cheap for a 2TB hdd! I would much rather prefer this hard drive over an intel X25-E SSD. Anyone with me?[/citation]

Well... that's kinda like saying you'd much rather have a Ford Expedition XL, than a Lamborghini Gallardo. It's really an apples and oranges comparison as each is designed to accomplish something completely different. In the case of SSD drives, it is speed and low-power consumption. In the case of a 2TB drive, it is capacity (with some speed since this puppy is a 7200RPM drive).

But, yes, I'd much prefer to put my money into capacity at this point.
 

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"The WD Caviar Black 2 TB GB is available at an MSRP of $299."

2 TB GB? Is that like saying 2 trillion billion? As in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes? WOW!! Thats a mighty big HDD for $299! I'm gonna have to get me several of 'em at that price point per TB :p lawl..

But seriously. Nice.. I will have to look into them... When they are a little cheaper. $299 is just too much. :/
 

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[citation][nom]scuba dave[/nom]"The WD Caviar Black 2 TB GB is available at an MSRP of $299."2 TB GB? Is that like saying 2 trillion billion? As in 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes? WOW!! Thats a mighty big HDD for $299! I'm gonna have to get me several of 'em at that price point per TB lawl..But seriously. Nice.. I will have to look into them... When they are a little cheaper. $299 is just too much.[/citation]

Fix'd. lol :D
 

jellico

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[citation][nom]scuba dave[/nom]As in 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes? WOW!! [/citation]

I think it's easier just to say a 2 ZB (zettabyte) drive.
 
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I can't believe the price neither, but I wonder if this drive has some issues?
I also wonder how long this drive will hold all of the data on the disk before one finds the first corrupted clusters...

Drives from the '80's easily kept data in tact for many years!
In fact some of those drives could run their data flawlessly today (be it in capacities lower than 1GB).
But with the increased density, I have had multiple issues of corrupted data. Everyone knows that if you start collecting data today, it will take you at least a couple of years before the harddrive will be filled (unless you back up other harddrives on them).
By the time I'd be thinking about buying a new storage device like this, it may be that the first data backed up on this drive would have gone corrupt.
 

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[citation][nom]ssalim[/nom]Sweet, this will drive the 1TB price down even more. I'm waiting for 1 TB HDDs to be around $50-55 no rebate.[/citation]

Damn skippy! That'll be sweet. 5x 1TB RAID 5... here I come! :)
 
I'm still pretty far away from filling up my 1TB drive. I can't even imagine all the crap I can put on a 2TB. I know it's excessive, and I don't need it, but I kinda want one now :D. Realistically though I'll be with my 1TB drive for a while.
 

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Agreed with CChick. SSD's aren't worth double or triple the price for half to equal size of there spindle big brother, especially when in the most common consumer RAID0 array the arguement is almost mute.
Perfectly happy with my 3 x 640GB WD Black drives 16MB Cache RAID0 system. Grease lightning doesn't have $@#% on me :D
 

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When will the revamped 500GB and 1TB drives with the 500GB platter be available? Would be nice to have two single platter 500GB caviar black drives running in RAID 0.........
 

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Nice, yes but cheap, no way! You can get 2x1TB WD black for less than 220$ and that would be my choice anytime, because it is safer in case of disk failure.
 
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