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    Default 4 TB Hitachi desktop hard drive starts selling in Japan

    4 TB Hitachi desktop hard drive starts selling in Japan




    While the hard drive industry as a whole continues to be affected by the Thailand floods, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) is ending 2011 on a high note by starting shipments of its first 4 TB 3.5-inch HDD. Codenamed HDS5C4040ALE630 and likely part of the Deskstar 5K (we're guessing 5K4000) series, the 4TB drive has yet to be announced by Hitachi but it can be found on sale in Japan, priced at 26,800 yen (~ US $ 345 / 259 Euro).




    Hitachi's 4 TB hard drive has 32 MB of buffer memory, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface and makes use of the CoolSpin technology, which means its (likely four) platters operate at around 5900 RPM. No word yet on a 7200 PRM version but it's probably in the cards for 2012.

    Source: Akiba PC Watch

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    Wow nice. Hope it goes mainstream. It would be less hassle for people to maintain those blueray movies. But price is too high. Is it because of Thailands flood?

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    Nope, $345 for 4TB seems acceptable enough to me.

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    it should be around 15k :S may be


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    Quote Originally Posted by sadi_warhead View Post
    it should be around 15k :S may be
    yeah amio aei hiseb korei likhcilam. Tobe 1tb o ak somoy 24k cilo, 1 year porei 7-8k hoicilo.

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    The floo, or somthing else, definitely increased the price. 60x4=240 (70x4=280) normal 4x1TB HDD drive price, so that should be less than that.

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    Well, yeah. Considering 1TB 'good' drives go for $160 now, that price is /very/ fair.

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    True, but still higher than the norm Akhon to HDD kinle r GPU kina jabena je obostha market er.

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    I could run this HDD for like 8 good years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    I could run this HDD for like 8 good years
    Just like floppy drives lasted years

    I can probably use this for a further 2 years before I need anaother.

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    We both would somehow.

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