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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is first to the mat with an announcement of a 1-terabyte hard disk drive. Industry analysts widely expected a 1TB drive to ship sometime in 2007; Hitachi grabbed a head start on the competition by announcing its drive today, just before the largest U.S. consumer electronics show starts next week
According to Hitachi, the drive ships in the first quarter of 2007, and will cost $399--less than the price of two individual 500GB hard drives today. The drive, called the Deskstar 7K1000, will be shown this weekend in Las Vegas at the 2007 International CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show, as well as at the Storage Visions storage conference.
Hitachi notes it took the industry 35 years to reach 1GB (in 1991), 14 years more to reach 500GB (in 2005), and just two more years to reach 1TB.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
This is really no surprise to me. I have been following computer tech for about.... TO LONG...
What I do find interesting is this however.
I remember back in the day playing StarCraft, a few of us talking about the PC we are going to get.
I remember the stats on 1 PC that was "Kick Ass" at the time.
128 megs of ram
10 gig HD
32 meg vid card
Compare those stats with todays PC that I will be building at the end of the month I consider computer tech going way way insane.
Intel 2.4 duo core
2 gigs of Memory
160 gig OS drive and 2 500 gig backup drives
640 meg video card
Comparative to only mid 90s I consider things to get insanely fast and bigger as time passes.
Which brings me to another point about HD's
I heard a few yrs back I think it was Seagate that was working on a HD that was smaller than a pack of cigarettes. Now that would be insanely cool.
Originally posted by lecuitis
Wonder what tech will be like in 10 years?
Originally posted by john_bmth
heh my first computer was a 486 dx 33mhz... now THAT was kick-ass back in the day