Western Digital Launches Massive 4TB Black Edition Hard Drive
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November 21, 2012, 11:32 PM
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so people are wanting/buying these high-capacity drives to ACTUALLY move bulk storage (as in like 70%+ of the drive's storage)? I've always been under the impression the need for greater platter density has been solely for performance reasons.
The performance improvements are great, but having fewer drives in a server while also providing equal or greater capacity in that same footprint is even better. Fewer drives will use less power, require less cooling, and for some is just easier to manage.
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