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Western Digital announces My Book Studio 3TB hard drive

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:47 AM

It seams WD have started to understand the Mac atheistic but I'll be holding out for a Thunderbolt + USB3 version.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:15 AM

View Postsimonsharks2f7z, on 07 July 2011 - 08:47 AM, said:

It seams WD have started to understand the Mac atheistic...


I hope you meant aesthetic.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:38 AM

View Postsimonsharks2f7z, on 07 July 2011 - 08:47 AM, said:

It seams WD have started to understand the Mac atheistic...


There is no iGod???
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

View Postbettercitizens, on 07 July 2011 - 09:38 AM, said:

View Postsimonsharks2f7z, on 07 July 2011 - 08:47 AM, said:

It seams WD have started to understand the Mac atheistic...


There is no iGod???


We're all part of the secular human interface.
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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:11 AM

rpm?
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:19 AM

View PostMaxer, on 07 July 2011 - 10:11 AM, said:

rpm?

Since it's the Caviar Green, 5400.
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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

The pace of storage technology amazes me. I remember when I was an undergrad I purchased a hard drive for my IBM PC (yes, a bonafide 286 that screamed at 4 Mhz). Any way, my purchased hard drive was heavier than a brick and stored an impressive 5 Megabytes (that's right, I said MEGA).

Now we have multi-terabyte storage for relatively cheap.

Amazing...

Bondster!!
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:36 PM

View Postbondtrails, on 07 July 2011 - 11:20 AM, said:

The pace of storage technology amazes me. I remember when I was an undergrad I purchased a hard drive for my IBM PC (yes, a bonafide 286 that screamed at 4 Mhz). Any way, my purchased hard drive was heavier than a brick and stored an impressive 5 Megabytes (that's right, I said MEGA).

Now we have multi-terabyte storage for relatively cheap.

Amazing...


Hey, I think you short-changed yourself. It was almost certainly 4.77MHz.

Fixed storage and RAM have come a long way in what would be a short time for any other industry. In 1989 I paid $200/MB for RAM (admittedly propped up by ill-advised import tariffs). A year later it was half that. In 1995 I dropped over $1000 on a 32MB DIMM. Meanwhile I remember being ecstatic when hard drives hit $10 and, later, $1 per MB. My first USB thumb drive was about $2 per MB. This is part of why I chuckle whenever MacWorld runs an article on SSD and half of the comments are about how pointless it is because it's so expensive.
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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

Thunderbolt!!!!! H e l l o
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

View Postbondtrails, on 07 July 2011 - 11:20 AM, said:

The pace of storage technology amazes me. I remember when I was an undergrad I purchased a hard drive for my IBM PC (yes, a bonafide 286 that screamed at 4 Mhz). Any way, my purchased hard drive was heavier than a brick and stored an impressive 5 Megabytes (that's right, I said MEGA).

Now we have multi-terabyte storage for relatively cheap.

Amazing...

Bondster!!


Some of us are old enough to remember using the Commodore 64, and the first "real" computers had 8086 chips (if they were called that, back then!)
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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:58 PM

There is a iGod and Steve Jobs is the "Savior".
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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:04 PM

No On/Off switch? Is this thing supposed to run all the time. How is that green?
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  Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:01 PM

Do WD Studio drives still ship with crippled firmware that prevents you from booting using FW and with their silly locked "software partitions"? I like the design. They are quiet, low power, etc. But I shouldn't have to install software to use a hard drive or download firmware updaters from the manufacturer to remove the factory installed, space wasting partitions so I can use my drive's full capacity (the firmware on previous versions interfered with your ability to use Disk Utility to re-partition the drive and recover the space). If WD just put the drive in the case without all their crapware and locked partitions, I'd have bought more of them. Just my two-cents.
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