I still remember buying 250MB HDDs, 800MB HDDs and then getting into the GBs was like a dream come true… but now 8TB? Wow. HGST, a division of Western Digital, is now selling its enterprise-class helium-filled Ultrastar He8 8TB 3.5-inch HDD for $899 on Newegg, or $933 on Amazon.
In Japan, it’s slightly cheaper, ringing up at $695 – or in our home currency, £438. Not bad, considering its a single 8TB drive. HGST has crammed in 8TB on top of a 7200RPM drive, with 128MB of DRAM buffer, and provides SAS-6Gb/s, SAS-12Gb/s or SATA-6Gb/s interfaces.