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WD Launches 7200 RPM 2 TB Hard Drives for Desktop and Enterprise Systems

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WD today announced that it is now shipping desktop 7200 RPM 2 TB hard drives and is qualifying with OEMs enterprise-class hard drives based on WD's 500 gigabytes-per-platter technology. The popular family of WD Caviar Black drives, now led by the new 2 TB capacity, is perfect for gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations; while the WD RE4 2 TB is suited for servers, network attached storage and storage networks.

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Phew! The 2 TB capacity comes at quite a premium versus other drives' price/GB.

BTW,

Price and Availability
The WD Caviar Black 2 TB GB (model WD2001FASS) hard drives are available through select distributors and resellers.
 

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Quite expensive...
 

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wots new? u know thats how it goes. time weekend sales u can look forward to those lol. yesterday at newegg they had some 2tbs - 30 bucks or so (yeah not black) but its not new to launch a product with a higher price lol.
 

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I want to see some HDD bench scores. It does look like an amazing drive though - that 64Mb cache is gonna be killer when loading games up

let the results do the talking - no good buying a gurl a £3000 dress if she looks like she fell out of the ugly tree & hit every branch on the way down.
 

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How ungrateful can you be?

Phew! The 2 TB capacity comes at quite a premium versus other drives' price/GB.

BTW,
In 1990 I was working as purchasing agent for a small system integration company.

I was buying HP 1 Gig drives(the highest capacity HDD available at the time) for $1,650!
They were 5.25" form factor, double height(2 5.25" bays), and weighed 20 lbs.

At that price/capacity ratio today's 2 TB drives would cost $3,300,000. If you factor in inflation you'd probably be looking at $4 Mil.

Damn kids don't appriciate nuthin'! :)
 
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In 1990 I was working as purchasing agent for a small system integration company.

I was buying HP 1 Gig drives(the highest capacity HDD available at the time) for $1,650!
They were 5.25" form factor, double height(2 5.25" bays), and weighed 20 lbs.

At that price/capacity ratio today's 2 TB drives would cost $3,300,000. If you factor in inflation you'd probably be looking at $4 Mil.

Damn kids don't appriciate nuthin'! :)
I'm just saying that you can get two 1.5 TB drives on sale for $130, so for less than half the money, you get 50% more storage space spanned over two drives. Yes, the latest and greatest always costs more, and the same is true for hard drives, but I wish it weren't $300. $250 would have been nicer :)
 

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Yeah that is true about the cost premium, but give it a couple months and prices will come down. It happened that way with the 1 tb drives and even the 1.5tb. I like the 1.5tb raid 0 tho....
 
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Yeah that's what I would go for if I needed that much space :)
 

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Yeah that is true about the cost premium, but give it a couple months and prices will come down. It happened that way with the 1 tb drives and even the 1.5tb. I like the 1.5tb raid 0 tho....
yup right now still the best is the wd 1tb the price .. i mean its just killing everything right now. and im sure the 2tb will be the new 1tb with time. ppl just dont look at other factors too.. convenince power ext. Im also sure that even tho "we" arent in the market for it it wont slow sales at all lol.
 
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wots new? u know thats how it goes. time weekend sales u can look forward to those lol. yesterday at newegg they had some 2tbs - 30 bucks or so (yeah not black) but its not new to launch a product with a higher price lol.
Wait 2 TB's for 30 bucks?? I check newegg a lot, and I missed that one.... :wtf: