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Western Digital Releases 4 TB WD Green Drive HDD

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I know its all about SSD now but these 4TB drives are selling for <$200. This is incredable bang per buck, here is a write up copy pasta

 

Western Digital has finally released the 4 TB iteration of its Green series HDD. The company's Green series is already home to 1 TB, 2 TB, and 3 TB models. WD's plans for a 4 TB model were revealed in a roadmap from late in 2012 which said a 4 TB option would be available in the third quarter. Though the arrival of a new 4 TB drive isn't exactly exciting, it does mean we're getting closer to those 5 TB models.

 

The WD Green series is the company's more environmentally-friendly line of desktop drives, manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials. According to last year's leaked schedule, the 4 TB model (WD40EZRX) was to ship sometime around the second or third quarter of 2013. The 5 TB model (WD50EXRX) is slated to arrive not too long after, in the following quarter, so it looks like we'll see the 5 TB before the year's end. Both the 4 TB and 5 TB models sport a 3.5-inch form factor, 64 MB of cache, and a SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) interface.

 

 

 

I had no desire to build (upgrade) another file server at home, but this is tempting..

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I could do with a bulk disk like this for cheap. I have a couple of SSDs in my system for windows and games, and a 3TB for most other things. The 3TB has been really full lately, which has been a good thing because I went in and deleted a bunch of crap I've been storing for years, like versions of programs from 2006 and multiple small backups of old PCs etc.

 

I do have a 12TB system with most of my video on it but I usually can't be bothered turning it on. I'd love to have a 4 or 5TB disk to stick in my HDD dock and make easy copies and whatnot.

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I have multiple 2TB drivers which are filling up (and space within the case is getting full too). The prices are looking better for 4TB so I might have to pick one up.

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