The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Mar 12 2011   9:15PM GMT

1TB per Platter

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Lots of storage, that’s what everyone wants and needs.

Remember when the hard drive industry tried to convince us they would never be able to pump out hard drives bigger than 100GB? Well according to Samsung the platter density war is still alive and well, and a new breakthrough has allowed them to hit 1TB per platter density well ahead of schedule. What does this mean for us as enthusiasts? Lower cost high-speed 3TB drives, along with 4TB versions in the not too distant future.

Remember you have to weigh the consequences of having so much data on a single drive… better have some kind of backup as loosing 4TB of movies, games, pictures, and music would cause one a lot of stress! 🙂 I would prefer to purchase 4x 2TB drives and add them to a NAS device, so i can have RAID5 redundancy. That’s just me though.


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