Toshiba introduces 4TB and 5TB consumer HDDs

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We’ve just posted the following news: Toshiba introduces 4TB and 5TB consumer HDDs[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/10/myce-toshiba-5tb-drive-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Toshiba today announced immediately availability of new consumer HDDs with capacities of 4 TB and 5 TB.

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#2

cool beans…I will be able to upgrade when the time comes again to 12 - 5tb drives…yahoo…:flower:


#3

msrp is unrealistic. 4tb hard drives are on sale now (street price) around $99 - $150
The HDD industry should be pushing prices lower as these higher densities become easier to make. By this time next year, expect 8 - 10gb drives to hit the market.


#4

8 - 10 TB drives aren’t going to happen for awhile. The benefit with these drives are that they’re 7200 RPM, not 5400. Great for streaming full Blu-ray rips (MKV). I have a WD 4TB 5400 RPM drive and it’s great for size, but slow to FF or RW. Sometimes freezes. I’m pretty sure faster RPM would fix that problem.


#5

WD projected that 8tb drives might be ready in limited quantities sometime btw Q1-Q3 of next year… not sure about toshiba and any other MFG’s left…

I don’t think the rpm has much to do with the speed these days… 5400 rpm drives of today have a bit more speed than 5400 rpm drives of the past… also, I’ve seen variations of rpm such as 5800rpm - 6000 rpm. Perhaps there might be variable rpm coming soon vs a fixed rpm.

The new 4k codec HEVC promises much higher quality in a smaller density footprint (225 MB per hour of video?!? @ 4k resolutions & PRO HD multi-track sound+ subtitles!!) You might look into those. But be warned, these files are NOT apparently compatible with most tablets b/c the apps which are being created (to playback h.265 hevc) are apparently glitchy or don’t work well – yet. I bet they’re going to hock the next generation of tablets as “ENABLING” this hd codec…slimy marketing…