It’s the sound of a spinning 2TB Western Digital Caviar. WD announced their new offering in a press conference yesterday.
The drive has a 32MB cache buffer and operates on 4x500GB platters. Formatted NTFS on a Windows box you’ll see 1.81TB of new space. Current suggested MSRP is slated for $299. A review can be found here (I have no association with this site and am only providing the link for your own enjoyment…I can’t vouch for their findings).
Well, I can’t really afford much more than another 1TB drive right now, but those can be found for around $89 locally for me, so I don’t see much point in spending $300 on something twice that size. Especially when I’ll need two of them to benefit me with unRAID. I’ll wait a bit and we’ll probably see it at half that price in 3 months.