supercaffeinated

Where, oh where, are the Terabyte drives

Recommended Posts

Yeah, my usual distributors have had 7K1000's for the last three weeks or so, maybe longer. I'm embarrassed to say I stopped checking for a while.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one in the lab just now. Had it for a week or so.

here is what IOzone thinks.

Children see throughput for 1 initial writers = 66335.62 KB/sec

Parent sees throughput for 1 initial writers = 66335.60 KB/sec

Min throughput per process = 66335.62 KB/sec

Max throughput per process = 66335.62 KB/sec

Avg throughput per process = 66335.62 KB/sec

Min xfer = 976224256.00 KB

Child[0] xfer count = 976224256.00 KB, Throughput = 66335.62 KB/sec

Children see throughput for 1 readers = 67599.62 KB/sec

Parent sees throughput for 1 readers = 67599.60 KB/sec

Min throughput per process = 67599.62 KB/sec

Max throughput per process = 67599.62 KB/sec

Avg throughput per process = 67599.62 KB/sec

Min xfer = 976224256.00 KB

Child[0] xfer count = 976224256.00 KB, Throughput = 67599.62 KB/sec

Children see throughput for 1 random readers = 59565.59 KB/sec

Parent sees throughput for 1 random readers = 59565.57 KB/sec

Min throughput per process = 59565.59 KB/sec

Max throughput per process = 59565.59 KB/sec

Avg throughput per process = 59565.59 KB/sec

Min xfer = 976224256.00 KB

Child[0] xfer count = 976224256.00 KB, Throughput = 59565.59 KB/sec

Children see throughput for 1 random writers = 59381.59 KB/sec

Parent sees throughput for 1 random writers = 59381.54 KB/sec

Min throughput per process = 59381.59 KB/sec

Max throughput per process = 59381.59 KB/sec

Avg throughput per process = 59381.59 KB/sec

Min xfer = 976224256.00 KB

Child[0] xfer count = 976224256.00 KB, Throughput = 59381.59 KB/sec

Tom S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the benchmark numbers. Didn't know CDW had 'em either. Still, prices over MSRP indicates a shortage. I wonder when/if any of the new NAS devices will start supporting these things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Infrant doesn't yet.... http://www.infrant.com/wiki/index.php/Hard...st_-_Hard_Disks

Boy those guys are slow... You would think they would get these things before the general public and have support ready when the drives become available on the street... but noooooooooo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are even slower than you think.

While they "support" 750Gbyte drives, they still dont allow volume sizes >2Gbyte. So they just create a 650Gbyte partition on each drive.

Thats the situation for half a year or so now, and no update in sight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Hitachi's new 1TB/750GB/500GB External USB Storage (3.5"), and 250GB/200GB/160GB Portable USB Storage (2.5") external drives are already plenty in stock at Best Buy stores since June 3rd.

My area shows all local BB stores stocking all the models listed, except the 250GB portable drive that I want (which is only available online at the BB site where it's backordered 1-2 weeks).

Interestingly, these external drives are similarly priced as their internal drive counterparts.

Hitachi 1TB external = $409.99 in BB stores

Hitachi 1TB internal = $399.99 at NewEgg (it's still $410-$550 elsewhere according to PriceGrabber!)

Hitachi 250GB 2.5" portable = $249.99 at BB site (backordered)

Samsung 250GB 2.5" internal = $239.99 at NewEgg

(I can't find the Hitachi 250GB 2.5" internal drive yet, but I assume it'll be similar in price as the Samsung?)

I'm curious, can we easily pry open all these external/portable casings, and if so will we find standard SATA drives inside?

Edited by bitequator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest 888
Looks like Hitachi's new 1TB/750GB/500GB External USB Storage (3.5"), and 250GB/200GB/160GB Portable USB Storage (2.5") external drives are already plenty in stock at Best Buy stores since June 3rd.

Hehe... look at these new external drives...

Probably Hitachi didn't find its own designer! They simply took the design for 3.5" unit from WD MyBook (look at this big round indicator on front of the "book") and design for 2.5" unit from Seagate FreeAgent (look at this bright orange band around the dark unit)! Copycats...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Here's an engadget article that talks about the Seagate and Samsung F1 1TB drives. Gotta say the Samsung looks interesting with only 3 platters. I know it's been discussed in another thread here, but hey, it's still highly relevant, and I started this thread first ! Edited by supercaffeinated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another interesting point, starting to see the Hitachi drive from some vendors listed as low as $263.49:

http://www.monstronix.com/0a35155seed-p-370289.html

Even mainstream online retailers like Buy.com have it for below $300:

http://www.buy.com/prod/1tb-7200rpm-32mb-b.../204839672.html

Edited by supercaffeinated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now