HGST’s 8TB Helium-Filled HDD on Newegg for $899



/ 3 years ago

07

I still remember buying 250MB HDDs, 800MB HDDs and then getting into the GBs was like a dream come true… but now 8TB? Wow. HGST, a division of Western Digital, is now selling its enterprise-class helium-filled Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5-inch HDD for $899 on Newegg, or $933 on Amazon.

SEE ALSO:  Win 1 of 3 WD Red WD60EFRX 6TB Hard Drives

In Japan, it’s slightly cheaper, ringing up at $695 – or in our home currency, £438. Not bad, considering its a single 8TB drive. HGST has crammed in 8TB on top of a 7200RPM drive, with 128MB of DRAM buffer, and provides SAS-6Gb/s, SAS-12Gb/s or SATA-6Gb/s interfaces.

Source: KitGuru.


Topics: ,

Comments

4 Responses to “HGST’s 8TB Helium-Filled HDD on Newegg for $899”
  1. Wayne says:

    250MB HDDs, 800MB HDDs? That was last month wasn’t it? I remember 14 platters of 5.25″ magnetic media making up a whopping 10MB of storage and costing a wallet friendly $1500 at the time.

    • 12John34 says:

      You mean last century. I still have a Seagate 540MB in an old Atari Mega STE.

      • Wayne says:

        Yeah it was last century, 1984 to be exact but it still feels like last month.

        • 12John34 says:

          First read your post, then the article, that’s why I removed the comment about last century. Didn’t get it the first time. I was looking the news about the Berlin wall and I was thinking “25 years”. When? How? It was yesterday. Damn time passes slow and fast at the same time.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!