Seagate 4TB HDD has 1 TB per platter

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Seagate is now shipping the first 4TB HDD that uses 1TB platters. The disk can be found online under $199. To put that kind of storage space in perspective, Seagate says its 4TB drive is nearly 800,00...

    Seagate 4TB HDD has 1 TB per platter
     
  2. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    I miss the days of $70 2TB drives. Prices still seem artificially bloated.
     
  3. sdamaged99

    sdamaged99 Ancient Guru

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    4 TB drives have been out for ages now, yet they are still far too expensive

    I'm interested when they are sub £80
     
  4. Stukov

    Stukov Ancient Guru

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    Yeah no kidding. Also miss the days that Samsung Spinpoint F4 was actually made by Samsung and was a great 2TB drive for $70. I finally broke down and bought 2x3TB Toshiba's for 140 retail w/ 3yr warranty. Seen some other drives cheaper now and again but they just dont have the reliability or warranties like they used to. Seriously sounds like market collusion.
     

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    Tripkebab Member Guru

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    How many/what size platters does a regular 4tb hdd use. More than 4? Does that mean we will see 5 and 6tb hdd's hitting the market iminently?
     
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    4tb is a lot of data to trust one drive to hold. More platters = less reliability imo as well.
     
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    proFits Ancient Guru

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    Buy 2 and raid that sh**. Don't be lazy
     
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    Agreed. I think that the Trade Commission needs to investigate this as it absolutely smacks of price fixing and some heavy fines need to be handed out.
     
  9. Tripkebab

    Tripkebab Member Guru

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    Well you should always have backups..

    I currently ahve 2x3tb in my HTPC and they will be full in less than 60 days, I need 6tb drives to make it worth the upgrade and fast!
     
  10. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    They've been around that price for a while now.
    See this 2TB drive for £65
    http://www.ebuyer.com/319641-seagate-2tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001
    Take the UK VAT off (for US prices) and thats £54.

    I bought my external USB 4TB drive for £125.
    Its now £136, but still pretty good value.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/339426-hitachi-4tb-touro-dx3-desktop-hard-drive-0s03400

    Even better, this 3TB is £90
    http://www.ebuyer.com/319640-seagate-3tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm001
     
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  11. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    What on earth are some of you guys downloading that you require so much space.. I've had 1TB now for years and am still not even half full on it.
    Are you recording hd tv or movies or something?
     
  12. Tripkebab

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    720p and 1080p movies and shows take up a large amount of space, 1080p movie can range from 8 to 20 gigs.

    Lossless flac audio is also 20 megs per track and adds up fast.

    Then you have digital camera pics and movies which add up fast, I can easily fill up a 32gb card on my SLR on one trip.

    Not to mention games take up a shedload of space these days. Although anyone reading this will have their games smartly loaded on an SSD (where space becomes even more of a problem!)
     
  13. PhazeDelta1

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    Hi-Def Pr0n :banana:
     
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  15. PhazeDelta1

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    Seriously though, the pic below isn't even 1/10 of what I have left to copy to my computer All my rips, DVD and Blu-ray are 1:1 copies. So there will be some big file sizes. My Blu-ray rips alone are almost 8Tb in size. And I still have a crap ton left to convert.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Sprig

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    Still a while away. But the current tech HDD's use is reaching end of life.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4570244#post4570244
     
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    Well they'll still have magnetic recording surfaces, moving platters and r/w heads...so the tech mentioned in that article isn't much different than what is already used.

    Only change seems to be density....
     
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    I vote they bring back zip drives.
     
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    I'm still using my 5 year old 250GB HDD, I think the most I have ever filled it was like about 100GB lol and right now, 172GB are available on it.
     

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