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Windows 7: WD's 3TB Internal HD

19 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Same
WD's 3TB Internal HD

A short while ago, Seagate released world's first 3TB hard drive in the form of the FreeAgent GoFlex Desk. It wasn't so exciting as the drive wasn't intended to be available in the standalone internal form.
Today, Western Digital announced the availability its own 3TB and 2.5 TB internal hard drives, which are the latest in the WD Caviar Green family, that you can bring home and install into your computer. This is great news for those who want a second and large hard drive for their computer that run Windows 7 or Vista.

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19 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Pretty impressive that it's on 4 platters.
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19 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

The timing of this is funny, given I'm awaiting delivery of a 2 TB external HD to add to my 1 TB.
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19 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1

I was considering a WD Green drive, but not anymore. Eight seconds until it parks the drive?? High load cycles? No thanks. Check out this thread from WD's forums.
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20 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

3Tb OS drive hehe
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20 Oct 2010   #6

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

I can't even fill up a 1.5 little own. . .
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20 Oct 2010   #7

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Wasn't a 25 MB disk drive meant to be MORE than enough storage that ANYBODY could ever want or use. Was it IBM or even a well known Mr Gates who said this when PC's first came out into the general public domain.

Not sure who said this but in the early days of PC's this amount of storage was considered as almost unrealistically high.

I see now it won't be too long before a 1PB - 1 PETABYTE drive appears (1PB = 1000 TB or 1000 * 1000 GB).

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20 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

Currently have 6 drives for external storage, 3x 2 TB drives and 3x 1 TB drives... this 3 TB drive will be an awesome addition to my collection lol.... 12 TBs..... Yeah!
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20 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Oh I still remember when WD came up with a 40MB drive and it had to be partitioned because DOS only supported 32 MB
or even the ~24lbs 10 MB IBM drive I took out of a phased out UNIX Server of 10 years which then ran another 5 years in one of my desktops before it went to HW heaven
all of a sudden I feel so old

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20 Oct 2010   #10

Win7 x64 Ult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
I can't even fill up a 1.5 little own. . .
Don't feel bad - my 640 GB WD has 366 GB free.
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