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WD announces a 12TB external HDD [48800]

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: WD announces a 12TB external HDD [48800] Reply with quote

For gamers who regularly have to delete old games to make space for newer ones in their limited capacity consoles, Western Digital has now announced five models under the uot;WD Blackuot; line-up of external gaming hard drives to take care of those worries. These drives range in capacity from a 500GB P50 Game Drive

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who in sane mind would buy this?
First off, it's 10.91TB and not 12TB. The bigger they get, the ripped off you are with the false kilobit calculations (1000 vs 1024).
Second, you'll need at least two or three so you can put them into RAID5 or RAID6 because you don't want to lose ~11TB in one fell swoop.
Third, why would you want to store games on a HDD? It can't keep up with the read requirements of most games (except the really old ones that all fit onto a single SSD anyway).
They should stick to enterprise where these drives still make sense and they can capitalize on the characteristics of the magnetic recording vs. the silicon.
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