Monday, November 22, 2004

400 GB SATA disks

There are a number of 400GB SATA hard disks appearing on the market at the moment. I've read some reviews on a few models, from Seagate and Hitachi. The cost of the Hitachi Desktar 7K400 is a lot cheaper than the Seagate and the tests done in most cases point in the direction of the Hitachi, if you're looking for better performance.

I'm thinking about getting one and putting it in my FreeBSD system and using it as a file storage unit, if I get a few disks I can setup software RAID too. I've read a few reviews of the Hitachi 7K400 and the Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 and of course a comparison of drives is usually done from the testing of the drives. The Hitachi comes out on top mostly and for the price, you also make a decent saving compared to the Seagate offering.

I think I'll be getting one or two of the 7K400 drives shortly, unless of course by that time another model is out or another brand releases a better product at a better price. One thing is for sure, it will not be too long before we are able to buy 1TB hard disks.

Post ID: 574, posted by jase at 10:13 AM
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Heh. Sounds familiar:

It's just a matter of time before we've all got multi-TB disk archives.

Posted by: Jeremy Zawodny at November 26, 2004 01:05 AM
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