New hard disk drive Toshiba The X300 series claims to provide you with a 8 terabyte at a cost of about NIS 1,000
Not everyone is interested in relatively old and slow mechanical drives in their computer systems - but there is no denying that this is still the most sane and plausible method of storing hundreds of gigabytes or terabytes of important information that is not necessarily in regular daily use, and now there is A new model that could compete for the cost-benefit crown of this field, from none other than the humble third rib that competes with the formidable duopoly Seagate-WD, Toshiba.
The Japanese manufacturer's new X300 drive (which continues to compete exclusively with the desktop desktop segment) offers 8 terabytes of storage in the familiar 3.5-inch configuration, at 7,200 rpm for optimum (relatively) performance, with a SATA III interface and Six PMR magnetic magnetic disks with a storage capacity of 1.3 terabytes each, along with 128 megabytes of DRAM-based cache memory, should suit most common home uses, including as an operating system drive - albeit the performance naturally It will not be possible to compare to those of any drive SSD, Which will be superior in any meaningful performance parameter.
The X300's discounted cost is mainly due to a limited warranty of only about two years, a writing volume of up to 180 terabytes per year, and with a MTBF figure set at one million hours - lower than other models that may offer a warranty for periods of three or five years. Several tens of dollars higher compared to the recommended price tag set by Toshiba: between 250 and 255 dollars, or about 900 NIS, which is the lowest for a 7,200 rpm drive in such a volume that we met.
Even after the addition of our local VAT, it seems that the price of the drive will be about 1,050 or 1,100 NIS "only", and this will make it about 200-150 NIS cheaper for 8 terabyte drives from Seagate and -Western Digital Which are already available in stores today. Even if hard drives You can be congratulated on the fact that a competitor with a competitive cost enters the field and can spur price cuts in a market that has more or less moved in its place recently.