The cost of hard drive storage keeps getting cheaper and cheaper, while the capacity getting larger and larger. A year ago, 1TB drives were several hundred dollars. Now, they’re only a few tens of dollars more than their 750 GB and 500 GB brethren. Earlier this summer, Western Digital introduced three series of hard drives: Green, Blue, and Black. The Green series is for power-friendly applications, Blue for standard drives, and Black for performance. ThinkComputers presents its review of the largest in the Black series, the 1 TB WD1001FALS.
Some folks have a burning need for as much storage as they can cram into a full tower case. For those folks, the standard three internal 3.5″ bays is insufficient. However, even the rare six internal 3.5″ bay case is insufficient, as well. However, cases larger than that can often cost a pretty penny. Instead, those folks turn to products such as IcyDock’s four-in-three multi-bay backplane module, a four-in-three insert into a case’s 5.25″ bays which can contain and power up to four SATA hard drives. ThinkComputers has the review.