Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Let's face it, it's great to be a consumer. What we really need is a hard drive trade in program. Some may say we need a gadget anonymous program.
Anyway, for you hard drive filling maniacs, Hitachi just announced their 1.0 Terabyte 3.5" Deskstar offering. Now you might be thinking that's going to cost an arm and two legs, but apparently the suggested retail price is $399.
We'll see what the street price is when they hit the channel.
See the Hitachi Global Storage Systems site for the drive specs and details.
I really wish more emphasis would be placed on 2.5" SATA and PATA drives. I could use a 500GB 2.5" SATA drive for my laptop. Actually, two would be perfect. Imagine having a 1.0TB laptop. I know, I'm a nerd. :)
I got a tingle when I saw the 1Tb hard drives announced... If only it wasn't by Hitachi!! I have a drawer full of dead "DeathStar" drives. They are legendary for QC problems and early failures. Gotta love the relentless march of technology though. I've got a 500gig raid in my desktop at home. 5 years ago I would have killed for a 500 gig raid at work in a server...