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Western Digital Launches 4 TB WD RE SAS, WD RE SATA Hard Drives

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WD, a Western Digital company, and a leader in the mobile, desktop, high-capacity enterprise and consumer markets for hard drives today announced it is further expanding its enterprise-class storage offerings with the release of new WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives in capacities up to 4 TB, the largest on the market today.

Available immediately in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities for nearline SAS and 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB for SATA, the 3.5-inch WD RE SAS and WD RE SATA hard drives offer the powerful combination of enterprise-class features and superior capacity to meet the growing demands of conventional business-critical environments as well as the high-capacity and performance requirements of cloud and scale-out computing.

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About damn time!
 
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Anyone have a 1st born to sacrifice for the 4 TB? :roll:

I'm hoping to snag some 2-3 TBs on BF without being bent over too bad.
How can we build big raids with these retarded prices?
 
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That's some pretty close pricing between SAS and SATA.

When dealing with a modest number, say 16 drives in a 3U, the price difference is only $320. At 600 drives as mentioned in the OP the difference is $12,000, but you already have $275K put into drives.
 
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Anyone have a 1st born to sacrifice for the 4 TB? :roll:

I'm hoping to snag some 2-3 TBs on BF without being bent over too bad.
How can we build big raids with these retarded prices?
Less than 2x the price of the 2GB model seems pretty reasonable to me. You'd spend more building a raid of the same size using smaller drives.
 
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Less than 2x the price of the 2GB model seems pretty reasonable to me. You'd spend more building a raid of the same size using smaller drives.
No way in hell you're getting me to pay for RE drives that aren't any better than the desktop versions if history holds true.

I don't care, I'll use green drives. It'll work fine for me.
 
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No way in hell you're getting me to pay for RE drives that aren't any better than the desktop versions if history holds true.

I don't care, I'll use green drives. It'll work fine for me.
If you're OK using the Green drives, then this isn't directed toward you.


Regarding artlicle: Nice cheap prices on the 4TB SAS drives. Now I just need to see if I can convince my boss to order 180 of these ...
 
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So, these are 4 platter, 1TB each. Give us 4TB Caviar Black's...
 
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Thats a lot of Data gone in one go. To big for my liking.
 
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I don't think it's that big of an issue. I mean, HDD's very very (very) rarely die out of the blue like SSD's tend to. SMART sensors usually pick up the issue and then you know it's time to change it.
I'm running Crystal Disk Info on all my systems in real-time because of this and so far all is well. It saved my data once when Samsung started casuing problems.
 

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I don't think it's that big of an issue. I mean, HDD's very very (very) rarely die out of the blue like SSD's tend to. SMART sensors usually pick up the issue and then you know it's time to change it.
I'm running Crystal Disk Info on all my systems in real-time because of this and so far all is well. It saved my data once when Samsung started casuing problems.
This thing will likely have a pretty high failure rate to being with. When 2TB and later 3TB disks started to show up they had high numbers too. Personally I'd wait a few months before buying one, if I was in the market.