Seagate begins delivery 8TB arduous drives that value solely $260

Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives that cost only $260

This is one thing you will get for your self these holidays : a three.5-inch 8TB drive from Seagate that prices solely $260 — we did not overlook an additional quantity in that determine, promise. That is quite a bit cheaper than HGST’s helium-crammed 8TB disk drive, which is listed for $1,000 on newegg and only a bit extra on Amazon. And, it is considerably extra reasonably priced than OCZ’s 1TB SSD launched solely 5 years in the past (keep in mind when 1TB drives excited you?) for $2,200. This product is a part of the model’s new Archive HDD line launched a number of months in the past, which makes use of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) know-how that may match extra knowledge on a platter than the standard drive. The road additionally consists of 6TB and 5TB choices, if 8TB is already extreme.

It’s slower than many current SSDs (it has a learn velocity of 150MB/s, whereas the SSDs on this record of greatest fashions for 2014 have a mean velocity of 550MB/s), so it is in all probability greatest to pair it up with one. Nonetheless, at three cents a gig, that is not such a nasty deal. In line with Extremetech, Seagate has simply began delivery out models to retailers, so if you would like one as a stocking stuffer, your greatest guess is to go searching. Amazon solely has a 20-pack bundle on the market proper now, and it will not be despatched your method till January 2015.

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