The guys from ExtremeTech published a review of a 1.5TB HDD from Seagate. This unit retails for around $180 and costs just twelve cents per gigabyte.
Think about that for a moment. One point five terabytes of storage costs just twelve cents a gigabyte. Now that's cost effective storage.
On the surface, this Seagate drive isn't a wimp, either. It's got 32MB of cache, spins at 7200RPM, supports NCQ (native command queuing) and SATA I/O 3.0gbps speeds. But how does the drive perform? We stacked up this Seagate behemoth against the current crop of three platter, 1TB drives.
It has plenty of storage capacity but the reviewer found the drive is a bit slower than the competition.