Toshiba Announces a 5TB Hard Drive

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story imageAnandtech is running an article about a spacious new 5TB enterprise HDD from Toshiba. 3.5 inch, 7200 RPM, 128 MiB, either SATA or SAS 6Gb/s.

I really feel that these sort of disks are starting to be seriously limited.. (Score: 1)

by insulatedkiwi@pipedot.org on 2014-02-18 14:10 (#25)

Even with SATA and SAS 6G connectivity, you're still looking at a lot of time for file system verification, backups, even just using dd. I think they're fine for general usage, but the size of them is making a lot of the things I suggested earlier pretty time prohibitive..
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