Anyone remember paying big bucks for a 20GB hard drive and thinking it was big? If there’s one constant in the computer world it’s that storage will get bigger, faster and cheaper as time goes on. Also your available data will always expand to fill the hard drive space available – that seems to be a pretty common trait too!
To keep up with this ever increasing need for storage Hitachi have recently launched 1TB in a single drive with the 7K1000. That’s 1000GB folks, or 50 of those 20GB drives that seemed so large all those years ago.
There’s not much more to say. 1TB in a single drive pretty much covers it! £250. SATA. A more detailed writeup can be found over on Trusted Reviews.
I have to say, the temptation to put 4 of them in a ReadyNAS is strong but I think a reality check is in order – a 4TB RAID array? Even I’d have problems doing something with that much space…