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Windows 7: Western Digital readies first 10TB Hard drive

10 Sep 2014   #1
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 
Western Digital readies first 10TB Hard drive

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Western Digital’s HGST unit announced on September 9 that the company has
begun to ship a new version of its helium-filled disk drive, the Ultrastar He8—with
8-terabytes of data storage capacity. And the company has an even bigger
capacity drive waiting in the wings. That drive, which uses a new magnetic
recording technology, will have a capacity of 10 terabytes
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10 Sep 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Seagate is already field testing 10TB HDDs. I wish WD would hurry up and come out with a 6TB Black. The Greens and Reds are already available to consumers in 6TB.
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10 Sep 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I feel like these drives are going to be mad slow since they are so large in capacity.
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10 Sep 2014   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I feel like these drives are going to be mad slow since they are so large in capacity.
Based on the linked article, methinks you are correct. These enormous drives would probably be of more use for static data in large servers. My gut (keep in mind I'm overweight) says 4-6TB will be the upper practical limit for consumer drives for some time to come.
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10 Sep 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I feel like these drives are going to be mad slow since they are so large in capacity.
Based on the linked article, methinks you are correct. These enormous drives would probably be of more use for static data in large servers. My gut (keep in mind I'm overweight) says 4-6TB will be the upper practical limit for consumer drives for some time to come.
Yup, they will also make excellent backup drives though. Speed is not much of a concern there. Longevity is.

It's funny. I remember old 80GB sata hdd always seem faster than 500GB disk etc. Bigger the storage, the slower it gets. At least with HDD. SSD changed all that.
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10 Sep 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The biggest drives I have right now are 2TB (Blacks and Greens). Even the Greens are plenty fast enough for writing and reading any data I throw at them. Specs for the 4TB Blacks and Greens are not much different from my 2TBs (the Greens are slow to initially spin up, however); I haven't compared the specs for the 6TB Greens yet and WD hasn't released any 6TB Blacks yet.

As boot drives, the bigger drives would be pathetically slow. That's one reason why I use SSDs for that.
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10 Sep 2014   #7
RBS7

windows 7 & 8
 
 

I have two of the WD 4TB Mycloud drives, and I love them. I get transfer rates across our LAN of up to 80-90Mbps, which is plenty fast for me. That depends on which machine i am using though, but even slower speeds are 65+.
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10 Sep 2014   #8
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Just imagine what happens when someone buys one of those, puts their Life's Work on it, and then it crashes. Ouch.
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10 Sep 2014   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Just imagine what happens when someone buys one of those, puts their Life's Work on it, and then it crashes. Ouch.
One word: backups
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11 Sep 2014   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Yup, they will also make excellent backup drives though. Speed is not much of a concern there. Longevity is.

It's funny. I remember old 80GB sata hdd always seem faster than 500GB disk etc. Bigger the storage, the slower it gets. At least with HDD. SSD changed all that.
The WD Green I bought in December appears to be ~5% faster, than the one I bought a couple of years ago (according to the specs).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Just imagine what happens when someone buys one of those, puts their Life's Work on it, and then it crashes. Ouch.
I have 5.5 TB in my PC and ~9 TB of external storage.
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