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New 4 TB hard drive will sell for under $350

When it comes to computing there are several things that enthusiasts can never get enough of. One of those things is storage; we can always use more storage space. Western Digital has announced that it has added a new 4 TB capacity drive to its line of Black hard drives.

These drives are aimed specifically at enthusiasts and gamers and are 3.5-inch 7200 RPM units. Western Digital is shipping a new 4 TB capacity drives immediately and notes that the drives have a 64 MB cache. The drives also feature WD dual actuator technology and use the SATA 6 Gb/s interface.

 
The new 4 TB hard drives include a dual processor controller, IntelliSeek to calculate optimum seek speeds and lower the power consumption, and StableTrac.  The drives also have NoTouch ramp load technology so that the recording head never touches the disk media for significantly less wear, extending the lifetime of the drive.

The 4 TB Western Digital Black WD40001FAEX hard drive will be offered through select distributors and resellers for $339. The drive includes a five-year warranty.

Source: Western Digital



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RE: Thailand
By sixteenornumber on 11/21/2012 10:00:37 AM , Rating: 2
and $339 = ~$85/TB is a nice price for a black drive.


RE: Thailand
By bug77 on 11/21/2012 10:16:07 AM , Rating: 1
Considering I just bought a 3TB Seagate SV35 for about $200 (thing are expensive over here), I think rip-off is the word you were looking for.


RE: Thailand
By sixteenornumber on 11/21/2012 3:50:01 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Considering I just bought a 3TB Seagate SV35 for about $200 (thing are expensive over here), I think rip-off is the word you were looking for.


it's true that 66/TB is a better deal however as i said before,
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~$85/TB is a nice price for a black drive.


RE: Thailand
By bug77 on 11/22/2012 4:13:58 AM , Rating: 2
A 3TB SV35 is $170 at newegg ($57/TB). So you could get two of those or one 4TB WD. The WD still doesn't look like a good deal to me. I used to buy WD exclusively, but this time around I couldn't find anything from them that would beat Seagate's offer.


RE: Thailand
By FaaR on 11/21/2012 3:59:06 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a rip-off. The most powerful of of anything always fetches a price premium, that includes harddrives, RAM sticks, processors, sports cars...

So, get real, ok?


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