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1TB Hard Drive Coming

January 5th, 2007 at 12:31 PM (17 years ago) by Matt Freedman,128400-page,1/article.html

Hitachi has announced that they’ll be putting a 1TB hard drive on the market later on this year. For those of you who don’t know what a terabyte is, it’s a 1000 GBs, 1 024 000 MBs or 1 073 741 824 000 Bytes (that’s right, I did the Math 😛 ). So now you can store all your – er – w/e you store on your computer, times about 100. 😛 It will reportedly cost $399 USD (approx. $469 CAD [says Google, at least]). It’s going to be a 5 platter drive, with 200GBs per platter. This drive will be SATA (Serial-ATA), which is quite obvious. This drive would be useful for servers (which would be awesome, having a server with 1TB in a single drive), plus, in my opinion, perfect for HD video editing and recording from your TV.

Seagate has also announced that they will be offering a 1TB drive soon.

Now, if only the 1TB drives had built in hardware encryption, but, I suppose that’ll come later.

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