Thursday, March 05, 2009

What has 8 TB and is the size of a toaster?

Answer:  Western Digital's new 8 terabyte ShareSpace network attached storage (NAS) device.  About the size of a small microwave oven or toaster, the four-drive version costs $1,699 at the WDC store today, and will be at other e-stores soon.

With RAID 0, 1, and 5 support, the NAS is targeted at small businesses with 5-10 users as shared storage and backups.  However, it will not surprise me to see this in media-hungry households.

It's a bit hard to date myself with the comment about how many years I got out of a 10 MB hard drive back in the days of DOS...

1 comment:

  1. SchmooBro8:17 PM

    what I see the sale prices on 1 TB and 1.5 TB drives, this does seem a bit overpriced. However, that is typically my reaction when I see the price of NAS units.

    On the other hand, it sure seems easy to fill up large hard drives these days, and it seems the price can only go down.


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