Samsung unveils world’s first 4TB portable 2.5″ HDD

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We’ve just posted the following news: Samsung unveils world’s first 4TB portable 2.5″ HDD[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/newsitem_small.jpg[/newsimage]

Samsung has announced the world’s highest capacity 4TB hard drive in the 2.5" form factor. Previously such capacity was only available in the larger 3.5" type that depends on a separate power supply.

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#2

[QUOTE=Seán;2755545]We’ve just posted the following news: Samsung unveils world’s first 4TB portable 2.5″ HDD[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/newsitem_small.jpg[/newsimage]

            Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-unveils-worlds-first-4tb-portable-2-5-hdd-76417/

            Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.[/QUOTE]

There is also a portable 3.5" 4tb seagate drive and it comes with USB powered…

http://www.microcenter.com/product/429253/Backup_Plus_Fast_4TB_SuperSpeed_USB_30_35"_Portable_Hard_Drive_-_Black


#3

You should really research stuff before assuming things… That’s not a 4TB drive. It’s 2 2TB drives sandwiched in RAID 0.
Samsung ain’t going to claim something that’s not true… you should’ve assumed this…


#4

[QUOTE=Ryrynz;2755584]You should really research stuff before assuming things… That’s not a 4TB drive. It’s 2 2TB drives sandwiched in RAID 0.
Samsung ain’t going to claim something that’s not true… you should’ve assumed this…[/QUOTE]

huh…? Troll???


#5

[QUOTE=Ryrynz;2755584]You should really research stuff before assuming things… That’s not a 4TB drive. It’s 2 2TB drives sandwiched in RAID 0.
Samsung ain’t going to claim something that’s not true… you should’ve assumed this…[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2755592]huh…? Troll???[/QUOTE] [B]Ryrynz[/B] is actually correct as can be seen from e.g. this review:


#6

So if the Seagate Backup Plus is 2 2TB drives…I still get 4TB…just like the new Samsung…so can someone explain to me why the Samsung is better? Is it faster?


#7

It’s one physical drive: lower power consumption, smaller size. (Easier target for thin tablets and laptops, especially in terms of potential battery life impact).

Fewer parts, lower complexity: Less likely to have a logical failure (like if the RAID array somehow became corrupted, or the RAID controller failed).

Performance may decrease for random reads and writes, but the higher areal density should offset that by a bit, and sustained reads should be close enough to the RAID’d drive to not matter much. (Writes are almost guaranteed to be slower).

So as always, it’s a tradeoff sort of thing. If you already had the Seagate-branded 2x2TB unit, this wouldn’t phase you at all, but for folks looking to upgrade from a smaller capacity drive, it gives them an option. Plus, this Samsung unit seems to target use with a computer only, while the Seagate-branded unit allows support of mobile devices running iOS or Android (software-based; drive must still be connected to a computer), so deciding which is better would really depend on what your needs are.