Western Digital Adds New 4 TB Capacity Hard Drives to Its Black HDD Line
November 21, 2012 8:59 AM
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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.
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11/22/2012 5:50:03 AM
Why do they need to?
You need more than 4GB? Buy another drive.
I can set up a 12-bay NAS with 12x4GB drives if I really need that kind of storage. That would be enough storage to handle most medium-sized businesses. Need more than that, set up another NAS!
Not only that, but 2x 4GB drives in a raid 0 array are faster than a single 8 GB drive at the cost of some reliability. Add a 3rd 4GB drive and you can have fast 8GB with full reliability in Raid 5.
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