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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB Hard Drive Review

SSDs have cornered the market for high-performance system drives, relegating their mechanical counterparts to secondary storage. Traditional hard drives are simply too slow to keep up with the flash-based alternatives that have taken the PC industry by storm.

That said, mechanical drives still have an undisputed claim to the mass-storage crown. Flash memory's blistering performance comes at a price-literally. Even after years of falling flash prices, solid-state storage still costs a lot more per gigabyte than traditional hard drives. Mechanical drives are also available in much higher capacities.

Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 is a perfect example. This latest addition to the mechanical field squeezes four terabytes into a single 3.5" case. It's also eminently affordable. You'll pay just $190 for the thing, which works out to a nickel per gig. The per-gigabyte cost of even budget SSDs is an order of magnitude higher... Tech Report


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