quote:In fact, it took the industry almost 35 years to reach the 1GB level, another 14 years to reach 500GB, and now with perpendicular recording technology, only two years to reach 1TB.
quote:How can you say only two years?
quote:The problem was what came after it. It was just as important to "keep data safe" last year (or the year before that, etc.) as it is this year, so qualifying it as "in today's systems" makes no sense.
quote:Looking at the benchmark charts, one thing that pops into the eye is that your world at AT, as far as HDDs are concerned, seems to revolve around Seagate and WD only.But theres quite a few other manufacturers out there that make good drives (that surpass many of the featured drives in one way or another) - this new Hitachi beast proves it.
Go ahead and test more Samsung, Fujitsu, Hitachi and even Excelstor drives.
quote:Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced right before CES 2007 they would be shipping a new 1TB (1024GB) hard disk drive in Q1 of this year at an extremely competitive price of $399 or just about 40 cents per GB of storage.
quote:Hmmm..... I'd like to see this drive against the raptors in a RAID 1, 0, and 5 setup....