How Much Storage Do You Need?March 20, 2012 No Comments
With Western Digital (WD) buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Seagate buying Samsung’s hard drive business, the number of hard drive makers has contracted to three: WD, Seagate, and Toshiba. Still, the technology involved in hard drives continues to improve. This week, WD announced new higher-capacity portable drives and Seagate revealed new technology that should improve capacity in the future.
WD said today that it is shipping 2TB portable hard drives. We’ve seen this capacity in desktop drives (which are now available with up to 3TB of capacity), but this is the first for 2.5-inch, USB powered drives. WD’s line of portable drives now ranges from 500GB to 2TB, and the new drive carries a list price of about $250.DATA and ANALYTICS