Western Digital launches world's first 3TB SATA HDD

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Western Digital launches world’s first 3TB SATA HDD.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/quau8.jpg[/newsimage]Hard drive maker Western Digital has launched the largest capacity SATA hard drive available, as the new Caviar Green HDD line includes the world's first 3TB SATA HDD.  


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-launches-worlds-first-3tb-sata-hdd-35555/](http://www.myce.com/news/western-digital-launches-worlds-first-3tb-sata-hdd-35555/)


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#2

I thought Seagate had already released a 3TB hdd a few weeks ago. :confused: :confused: :confused:


#3

[QUOTE=getit29;2551209]I thought Seagate had already released a 3TB hdd a few weeks ago. :confused: :confused: :confused:[/QUOTE]

External HDD only / USB 3.0


#4

SSD drives are popular because they are FAST. Who the hell wants to wait for a 5400 rpm drive? Probably has 16MB cache too, lame ass company. Make me a 3TB drive that runs at 10000 rpm with 128MB cache, and I’ll promise that they won’t be able to manufacture enough. I’m sure they’ll do alright, sounds like a good hard drive for Emachines, or a cheap Dell/ Gateway. Don’t think they’ll do well at Newegg or Tigerdirect, though.


#5

I just saw an external 4TB HD on Buy.com for $299


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[QUOTE=Kerroj;2551549]I just saw an external 4TB HD on Buy.com for $299[/QUOTE]

Link please :slight_smile:
think I 2TB X 2 EXT HDD


#7

[QUOTE=Burnsama;2551556]Link please :slight_smile:
think I 2TB X 2 EXT HDD[/QUOTE]

http://www.buy.com/prod/hitachi-duo-pro-drive-quad-4tb-external-hard-drive/q/loc/101/217620782.html :iagree:


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[QUOTE=getit29;2551209]I thought Seagate had already released a 3TB hdd a few weeks ago. :confused: :confused: :confused:[/QUOTE]

Same thought here…


#9

[QUOTE=chef;2551636]Same thought here…[/QUOTE]As already mentioned above, that is an external unit.
With the motherboards available today, there seem to be lots of compatibility issues (Yes, even with Intel chipsets), that’s why WD bundles a storage controller card.

Michael


#10

Yeah, I assume you mainly mean the 2TB glitch especially with “windows”…


#11

These are 2.5tb & 3tb Internal drives. While not really necessary, for those who want to load up with local storage, bigger is always better. The compatability issues I’m aware of were primarily with the Advanced Format recognition of increased (default) sector size to 4096 bytes. Are there NEW compatability issues with sata controller chipsets? That would be an escalation of sata board on the drive that wasn’t fully developed… how sad. Usually HD manufacturers test virually every kind of m/b system within reason and make appropriate adjustments. Releasing products that further cause the end user “problems” is departing from a long history of compatability/backwards compatability.


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[QUOTE=trust2112;2551545]SSD drives are popular because they are FAST. Who the hell wants to wait for a 5400 rpm drive? Probably has 16MB cache too, lame ass company. Make me a 3TB drive that runs at 10000 rpm with 128MB cache, and I’ll promise that they won’t be able to manufacture enough. I’m sure they’ll do alright, sounds like a good hard drive for Emachines, or a cheap Dell/ Gateway. Don’t think they’ll do well at Newegg or Tigerdirect, though.[/QUOTE]

Well it looks like you must have 10 grand or more to get a 3TB SSD right? I think not - SSD don’t have the capacity currently and price makes the purchase not worthy currently. You must be still reading old old info larger HDD don’t have only 16MB cache they are bigger you might want to check those HDD drive and see how big the cache really rather then just tossing out random numbers. Yeah like Newegg or tigerdirect going to see such a drive that would be like shooting themselves in the foot you think people are going to in mass buy such drive in the ten of thousands of $$? I think not…even the cheaper SSD are expensives let alone compare to capacity of HDD.


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[QUOTE=trust2112;2551545]Probably has 16MB cache too,[/QUOTE]

Nope it has 64MB cache on the 3TB drive :iagree:


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2551834]Are there NEW compatability issues with sata controller chipsets?[/QUOTE]

Yes. Intel’s native SATA controller on its motherboard chipsets cannot boot from a physical hard drive larger than 2GB in size.


#15

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#16

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#17

:iagree: Remember them well :smiley:


#18

Ohhhhh yeah…