Seagate’s 4TB ‘Desktop HDD’ Designed for Those who Want Mass Storage on the Cheap
Posted on April 2, 2013 4:30 PM by Rob Williams
We’ve taken a look at a trio of 4TB hard drive models over the past couple of months, but today’s launch of Seagate’s “Desktop HDD” model is special for a couple of reasons. Alright, one big one: $200. Given the fact that the other 4TB models we took a look at hovered closer to the $350 mark, $200 is highly attractive. And for once, Seagate actually boasts about the size of the platters being used here: 1TB. A drive clocked at 7,200 RPM with 1TB platters at $200? That is all-too-tempting.
With a price-plummet like what we’re seeing here, it should come as no surprise that the warranty has also been decreased. The drives we previously looked at came with 5 years, while this includes just 2. That doesn’t exactly instill a ton of confidence, but like always, it’s highly recommend you consider having some redundancy around your data. For $400, you could have a RAID 1 4TB setup – not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.
Who’s planning on picking one of these (or multiple) puppies up?