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[Western Digital] 4tb Caviar Black released

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A Western Digital company and a world leader in hard drives, today announced its highest performance, highest capacity desktop hard drive, the WD Black™ 4 TB, 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive. Shipping immediately, the fast performance and ultimate capacity of the award-winning WD Black drives make them perfect for gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations.

http://www.wdc.com/en/company/pressroom/releases/?release=c25077f3-7fbb-4045-9a7a-ef03ee6464ef
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So I assume these are 4 platter drives or what?
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post #3 of 104
Just wish they made a 1TB version of this.

I do need a good HDD with a good speed ;\
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Darn it, why does everything I want not fit within my budget? I gotta get one of these.
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post #5 of 104
They've had a 1tb version of this for ages
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339 isn't to bad..

Not to much more than my preferred Seagate's.
 
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I'm surprised they are putting out a Caviar Black that big.

I hope its good would be nice.
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that's a lot of data that only needs one drive failure to lose...
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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

that's a lot of data that only needs one drive failure to lose...

Yes but should they stop making larger hard drives? As they grow the amount of data lost would always increase, but the amount of data being used by assets is increasing over time as well. My 8088 had two 20MB (not GB) hard drives, I couldn't fit more than a few MP3s on that entire computer back then. If you want to put uncompressed 4K video on your PC you're going to need more space to do it. If the data is important then the size of the drive doesn't matter, all of that data should be backed up anyway.
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Wow. Isn't that too big for an ordinary MBR though? I guess you would have to use more than one partition.
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