Storage – 2TB Madness


At some point I think we have gone overboard with the amount of space we are consuming, but the best part is space keeps getting cheaper. There is about 24 TB sitting on the table destined for two servers, for K’s & myself monstrous server that we are building. This time its a server with a 20 HD slot WHS so it can be maxed out 40 TB and my current solution is running with 22.1 TB, so the numbers keep jumping up. The only large storage I trust is Western Digital Caviar’s, the Green are great for lower power consumption and lower heat, heat is very important because it affects the life of the hard drive and with that many in the same proximity that is a lot of heat.


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Western Digital 2 TB Hard Drive


Now this makes things a little more interesting, they have jumped the gun and released the first 2 TB Hard Drive. The new WD20EADS from Western Digital has crossed that boundry and it is technically available for all to use at this point, but I haven’t seen it on sale yet. I will want to get a few for the Windows Home Server and expand its capacity a little. Based on the specs it will be part of the Caviar Green line, meaning it will consume less power and produce less heat then a normal hard drive. I think the estimated retail will be around $300 which is a bit steep but still worth trying.

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