That didn't take long! Less than a month after Hitachi introduced their 2 TB enterprise disk drive, Xyratex has announced that they will offer the drive in their OEM storage systems. The A7K2000 is 7200 rpm 5-platter design with a 3 Mb/s SATA interface: Not exactly high-end, but backed by the reputable folks at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. But the era of the 2 TB … [Read more...] about 2 TB Enterprise Drives Are Here?
Western Digital announced this morning the world's first "1 TB mobile hard drive!" But although the news is great for storage-hungry folks looking for a portable external drive, it doesn't quite mark a sea change in the storage industry since this drive cannot be used in (most) laptops. … [Read more...] about WD’s 1 TB Laptop Drive? Not Quite!
The inexorable march of areal density continues with this week's release of two breakthrough two-platter hard disk drives: First up is Seagate, with their next-generation 3.5" "7200.12" drive family. Boasting 500 GB per platter, the drives are initially offered in 500 GB, 750 GB, and 1 TB versions, but we expect a 1.5 TB three-platter and perhaps a 2.0 TB 4-platter version … [Read more...] about I’ll Have Two Platters of Sheer Storage Madness, Please!