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Old November 20, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by NyteOwl View Post
They're going to have trouble selling that price tag to the tech savvy at least. At that kind of pricing one might as well buy enterprise grade drives.
If you get the WD RE 4Tb, it'll cost you right about 480USD. This is 4Tb for 360USD.

I don't know about tech savvy people, but math savvy people see a value here. As for worrying about loosing the data, you can spend 1400USD to have 4 of these bad boys in a Raid10 and you have 8Tb of mirrored data. Pretty good for media server for pretty cheap.

Originally Posted by BeaverBender View Post
WTH happened to the 5TB drives? Seagate announced back in 2011 that they were going to have 5TB drives in January of 2012 and here we are almost a year later still dealing with 4TB drives.
I know WD has 6tb externals.

As for seagate, check out this link, it's old but talks about the flooding that put back HD production until 2012. Even in the start of 2012 they didn't think they would have orders fulfilled by the end of the year.


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