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Western Digital 2TB HDD Coming This Week?

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: 12:34PM

The race to hit the 2TB barrier appears to be hotting up somewhat, with Seagate already having announced platters which cram in 500GB of data and now rumours that Western Digital may be the first one to get there with the release of a 2TB version of its Green Power hard drive later this week. The drive (model number WD20EADS) will come with 32MB of cache, an 8.9ms seek time and an expected price of around $224. Drives currently top out at 1.5TB, so that extra 500GB would mean more room for high definition movies or whatever else you use that gobbles up all your available space (*cough*, nothing rude of course).

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DLS2008 on January 14, 2009 01:17PM
Wooo! Now I can finally put everything on one hard drive... Just kidding, I don't even have 1 TB, lol. That's quite amazing.
d3bruts1d on January 15, 2009 02:53AM
I've got 2TB (2x 1) hooked up to my Mac Mini... one for iTunes, photos, etc and the other for Time Machine (backups). The back up disk is at 400G while iTunes itself is over 100G now. Planning on ripping my DVDs down to iTunes soon. When I build my new "PC" I was only planning on using 650G drives in it... hopefully, this will push down the price for those.
CheeseMan42 on January 15, 2009 06:54AM
Hopefully this brings down the price on smaller drives. Some of my smaller drives could use updating to the 1 TB variety.
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Library on January 21, 2009 08:36AM
About time! My 4x500GB RAID5 is full and i don't want to use the 1.5TB drives because Seagate has some serious firmware troubles lately.

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