When only 4TB will do

Subject: Storage | April 9, 2013 - 06:58 PM |
Tagged: western digital, wd black, hdd, 4TB

SSDs may be the speed kings but when you need a lot of storage space they quickly become quite expensive which is where the new WD Black 4TB HDD shines as it is only $85 $300.  It spins at 7200RPM and has a 64MB cache which ought to make it a bit faster than other high density HDDs which are on the market though the 800GB platters could slow that expected performance somewhat.  It also comes with a 5 year warranty which is much better than the usual 2 year warranty many companies have adopted as standard for their platter based drives.  Check out the full review at The Tech Report.

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"Western Digital's Black 4TB the only desktop hard drive to combine that top-of-the-line capacity with a 7,200-RPM spindle speed and five years of warranty coverage. We take a closer look."

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April 9, 2013 | 07:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Actually it's $300, not $85. Had me excited for a minute. They changed their pricing now to show 500 - 4TB versions of the same drive on one page. It's $85 for the 500GB one.

April 10, 2013 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Damn you NewEgg ... let me fix that

April 9, 2013 | 07:54 PM - Posted by RoboGeoff (not verified)

What that first guy said. $85 for a 4TB Black would be a ridiculously good deal.

April 9, 2013 | 08:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah, I almost fell out of the chair when I saw the price. The warranty is pretty fantastic though. Really good to see that they are standing behind the product like that.

April 10, 2013 | 01:30 AM - Posted by Arc (not verified)

I caught some 4TB Seagate externals for about $140/ea, got two and some cables, but I think the price is back to 169 now or so.

I still prefer WD Black drives for internal use and my 2Tb WD black internal still puts out as an external with a nice E-sata cable.

WD passports and pocket drives are PoS though, people bring them to me all the time hoping I can fix them. Toshiba isn't much better, too sensitive to moondust. (Fine silt)
End rant.

April 10, 2013 | 02:01 AM - Posted by djotter

$85, I loled. :-)

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