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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: Why?
By Sivar on 11/21/2012 1:47:34 PM , Rating: 3
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Why can't they make 3.5" hard drives that are double thick and bam, you have a 8TB drive.

It's called RAID. ;)


RE: Why?
By KC7SWH on 11/21/2012 2:42:15 PM , Rating: 2
And very recently you could buy the WD Red 3TB hard drive for $150. I could buy 2 of the 3TB drives have $50 for a controller if needed and end up with 2TB more space than what they want for 4TB.


RE: Why?
By Mitch101 on 11/21/2012 4:34:47 PM , Rating: 2
$89.00 for 3TB drives out there today.


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