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Friday, January 05, 2007

January 5 - 1TB HDD

Yesterday, I told you about a 300 Terabyte HDD that Seagate are planning to launch in the not-so-distant future. But if I told you that by the end of this quarter we could be seeing mass production of 1TB HDDs, would you believe me?

Well, after Seagate's huge success with their 750GB HDD that was launched a few months back, it appears that Hitachi are desparate to get in on the action and cut themselves a slice of the profits.

It's incredible what a 3.5" HDD can pack into it now-a-days (and how much they cost)! According to news agencies, the hard-drive will be called the Deskstar 7K1000 and will ship at an estimated cost of $400 (£200). 40 cents a Gigabyte (20 pence per GB) isn't all that bad on the bang for buck ratio, and I'm seriously consider getting one of these when they launch. Perpendicular recording is something that Hitachi have never ventured into, and it will be interesting to see if it pays off. I can imagine alot of people who do mass video encoding could find a use for a HDD of this size. Of course, if you're an audio file, then you can cram a quarter of a million MP3s on instead. It's up to you. Sourced from Com.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 terabyte, not 300. It sounded too good to be true. :)

10:27 am, January 05, 2007  
Blogger David said...

I think you misunderstood the post...

A 300TB HDD is expected to arrive within a few years, but by the end of this quarter, we will be onto 1TB drives.

10:30 am, January 05, 2007  
Blogger David said...

Of course, that's only if Hitachi stick to their dates... Big companies have a tendency these days to hype and event and not deliver.

10:30 am, January 05, 2007  

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