B&H has the Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 external hard drive with a built-in USB 3.0 hub for $149.99 (reg. $199.99) as a Cyber Monday deal. I sent out the news of the white version of this drive on sale yesterday in the Deals Newsletter and it quickly sold out at the special price. Get it while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the G-Technology G-RAID 12TB drive for $449 (reg. $729) through the end of today (midnight ET on 11/1/17). The drive features two 6TB drives and connects via USB 3.0. It offers transfer speeds up to 400MB/s with available RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD configurations. It’s preformatted for Mac but works with Windows as well with a reformat. Check it out while supplies last here at B&H Photo.
A week ago, I wrote about the new 12TB drive from Seagate that was a single 3.5″ drive. But check this out; Western Digital also announced a 14TB 3.5″ drive, the HGST Ultrastar Hs14. The new HGST drive was actually announced last week as well (thanks Oberoth).
The storage industry is scaling like crazy. Every time a new barrier is passed, I can’t help but reminisce about my first Gateway 2000 computer with a 4GB hard drive from 1998. Of course, everyone that had a home computer in the 90s thought that we would never fill all the space on a 4GB drive.
Don’t expect the 14TB capacity to stand at the top of the mound for long though. Seagate has an 16TB planned for 2018 and expects to launch 20TB drives in 2020. As we continue to shoot higher resolution images and video though, we’ll fill these up faster than we would have previously expected.
You can geek out on all the specs for the new Hs14 here on Extremetech.