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    News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Western Digital has officially unveiled its 2TB Caviar Green hard drive, and it's heading to Europe priced at ?299.
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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Finally an official release!

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    overcockers have them on pre-order at £206.99 - so sub 200 from other places looks likely
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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    thats the biggets platter density so far isnt it?

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    1tb is £70-80... thats some premium for having it all in one drive. Once it hits £150 I'll consider it but its a lot of data to trust to one drive so many people will be buying two.... Ouch!

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    thats the biggets platter density so far isnt it?
    Yup. 500GB/platter vs 375GB/platter for the Seagate 1.5TB drive.

    £204 is the cheapest on Google Shopping (http://www.hp-sales.co.uk/products.asp?partno=WD20EADS)

    Quote Originally Posted by Methanoid View Post
    1tb is £70-80... thats some premium for having it all in one drive. Once it hits £150 I'll consider it but its a lot of data to trust to one drive so many people will be buying two.... Ouch!
    You generally always pay more for the highest density drives. The exception being the 1.5TB seagate which can be had for about £115.

    I want 5 for one of my NAS boxes

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    hmm these would fill up my:
    http://www.tranquilpc-shop.co.uk/acatalog/SQA-5H.html
    which i ordered yesterday,quite nicely

    However think i might take the cheaper 1TB option, its quite a saving.
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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    hmm these would fill up my:
    http://www.tranquilpc-shop.co.uk/acatalog/SQA-5H.html
    which i ordered yesterday,quite nicely

    However think i might take the cheaper 1TB option, its quite a saving.
    It would be interesting to hear your experiences with the SQASH and even better with those drives in. I am considering a WHS system but am not ready to really splash the cash!
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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Wooooooooooo. Bring on the 1tb price drops!...Hopefully
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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Bring on single platter 500GB drives. I might be able to afford those...

    Is it likely the 1TB and 1.5TB drives will use the same platters?

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    Is it likely the 1TB and 1.5TB drives will use the same platters?
    Not automatically.

    It is likely they will release new model drives that have these higher density platters though. For example it's rumoured the Seagate 7200.12 series is going to be 500GB platters, probably with 2TB, 1.5TB, 1TB and 500GB drives being available.

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Would love one of these for my HTPC, but the price needs to come down first. My 750Gb is bursting at the seams!

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    Re: News - Western Digital launches the world's first 2TB hard drive

    Ooooo, anyone fancy lending me one of these so I cna test it in my Terastation, could live with 4 of these in the box instead of 2 Terastations with 4x500Gb drives in it...

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    Should be at 1pb anyday now then... 2TB is huge. Nice to know computers still amaze me.

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