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    News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    Western Digital continues to knock out 2TB drives, and its next offering will be gunning for the enthusiast.
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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    I still honestly cannot see any regular enthusisasts / home users using such a large ammount of storage - sure, if they are backing up an entire 1080p collection and a backlog of DVD's, then fine, but honestly, I have only half filled my Spinpoint and cant imagine filling 1TB, let alone 2!

    Will be good for work / server use I guess, but that said, I cant see normal users realistically filling one of these.

    Nice price tag mind you.

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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    I have 8x 1TB drives in a RAID-5 array.
    I have 5x 500GB drives in a RAID-5 array in the same box.

    Planning to start replacing the 500gb drives with 1.5TB drives sometime. 2TB drives are just too expensive.

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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    A mate of mine is building up one of these:
    http://www.norcotek.com/item_detail....delno=RPC-4220

    for his WHS, he has most of his vids in bluray now, and his wife likes having all of her stupid tv series ripped too (which apparently was somewhere in the 5tb region).

    Given the cost difference between 1.5 and 2tb at the moment it makes a lot of sense for him to waste $350 on the case, so he can have 20 storage drives.
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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    Nice!

    What's he using for controllers? Is he using RAID on WHS, or letting it do it's spanning/duplication in software?

    I have space for 18 drives in an Akasa case with a bunch of IcyDock hot swap cages.

    If I'd known about that case before I think I would have gone for that to be honest. 20 SATA + a slimline optical and a 2.5" bay would have been great.

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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by funkstar View Post
    i have 8x 1tb drives in a raid-5 array.
    I have 5x 500gb drives in a raid-5 array in the same box.

    Planning to start replacing the 500gb drives with 1.5tb drives sometime. 2tb drives are just too expensive.
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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    I dont get it.

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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I have 8x 1TB drives in a RAID-5 array.
    I have 5x 500GB drives in a RAID-5 array in the same box.

    Planning to start replacing the 500gb drives with 1.5TB drives sometime. 2TB drives are just too expensive.
    Scan's TodayOnly puts the Seagate 1.5TB drive as the cheapest storage available. 0.57p/GB tasty stuff. Was just eyeing up putting 5 of those in my case as a start to replace the 7 x 500GB in RAID-6 I current have.


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    Re: News - Western Digital readying high-performance 2TB Caviar Black HDD

    Hopefully this'll continue the tradition of pushing down prices for smaller drives and giving us higher-capacity single- or double-platter drives.

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