[Beowulf] Not sure if people have seen it yet, but 2TB disks from Western Digital appear to be in the wild ...

Bruno Coutinho coutinho at dcc.ufmg.br
Tue Jan 27 16:50:47 EST 2009


2009/1/27 Kilian CAVALOTTI <kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu>
> wrote:
> > Have had some first hand experience with 1.5TB drives.  I'll not go down
> > that path again for some time.  Seagate didn't yet gifure out how to make
> > them reliable.
> >
> > Has anyone yet played with the WD 2TB drives or are they still in the
> > Marketing/Vaporware stage?
>
> Not sure they're available for purchase yet, but hothardware has a
> preview of a pre-release engineering sample:
> http://hothardware.com/News/WD-2TB-Caviar-Green-Monster-Drive-Preview/
>
> Interesting thing is that this presumably 5400rpm drives outperforms
> its 7200rpm counterparts. And it's green too. :)
>
>
It isn't a 5400rpm driver, it is multispeed with speed between 5400 and
7200rpm.

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