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With the prices right now... how much?
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That's definitely not the first 4TB drive to ship. Seagate has had their 4TB drive for a few months now (ST4000DX000). They're hard to find, but they're there.
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Why? You know cache does not = performance increase right? kookoo.gif

Faster access time means better performance. The MomentusXT is a working example of a large cache drive.

A larger cache means it is more likely that the data you want is in the cache and the HDD won't have to be accessed. It is the difference between nanoseconds and milliseconds; an order of magnitude.

The XT is a hybrid drive SSD hard drive that uses 4GB of SLC NAND it still uses 32MB cache, unless all HDDs follow this path increasing cache from the current 64MB to 128MB, 256MB doesn't matter, it's not significant enough to matter.

I be more focused on areal density increasing performance than the cache size.
 
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Sweet. This means that 3TB drives should be reliable soon.

Since when have they not been reliable? I have 2x 3TB drives that work just fine for me right now from Hitachi. They are in my NAS and work just peachy.

I also have 2, not had an issue with them.
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Umm, how have 3TB drives been unreliable? You want reliability? Sure cough up more money for their Ultrastar Enterprise class. People expect things to last forever for the chump change they spend these days. rolleyes.gif

"People" seem to forget that each additional platter used in a hard drive puts an exponential amount of stress on the spindle. As such, 4 platter drives always have a significantly higher failure rate than others. With 1TB platters, it means that 3TB drives will now be made using 3 platters instead of 4, making them A LOT more reliable. If you're using a 4 platter drive for anything important I sure hope you have a good backup.

Unless there's some sort of new magic spindle motor that runs on pixie dust that I don't know about.
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That's definitely not the first 4TB drive to ship. Seagate has had their 4TB drive for a few months now (ST4000DX000). They're hard to find, but they're there.

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Seagate has been selling them since August. It is actually easier to find them as externals and remove the drives.
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Faster access time means better performance. The MomentusXT is a working example of a large cache drive.
A larger cache means it is more likely that the data you want is in the cache and the HDD won't have to be accessed. It is the difference between nanoseconds and milliseconds; an order of magnitude.

Cache has not really mattered in years. HDDs use the volatile DRAM for short-term cache for write-through or a burst of reads... they aren't smart enough and the memory is not static enough for any real caching.
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That's definitely not the first 4TB drive to ship. Seagate has had their 4TB drive for a few months now (ST4000DX000). They're hard to find, but they're there.

Curious...is that even real? There doesn't seem to be any news about it anywhere...let alone not even part of the Seagate XT line of drives.

Even more so with the source stating that it's the 'first' internal 4TB drive. It actually makes sense since the Green (5400-5900RPM) version of drives usually arrive first as well as Hitachi (manufacturer wise). From my experience in the release of higher storage drives...

Hitachi... "First to the party."
Seagate... "I guess I'm late."
Western Digital... "I'll go when I feel like it!"
Samsung... "What's going on?"
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Is this important considering HDD Prices? I would love to have 4 in RAID5.
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imagine how long it would take to initialize, clean format/defrag this.... aaskull.gif
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