- July 31, 2009 at 11:12 am #2120
Just noticed from a browse of the Apple Store that they have updated the Time Capsule to 2TB.
- 2TB = HK$ 3,688
- 1TB = HK$ 2,188
In comparison, a quick search on a local PC shop’s website showed a 2TB desktop drive (WD 20EADS) at HK$ 1,880 and a 1TB drive (WD 1TB 10EADS) at HK$ 645.00.August 5, 2009 at 9:17 am #2121
Being Apple, the price is still bloated.
About 3 months ago I bought my first 1TB for $620. Two days ago I went to the computer centers and the prices were $560. When it gets to $500, I’ll grab another one. Those Bluray-rips-to-MKV are filling up my drives rapidly…<100Gb left....August 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm #2122
I’m waiting for a > 500gb notebook drive. Seen any news on those?August 5, 2009 at 11:58 pm #2123
no, not recently. I only read that there is (or will be) a single-platter 500gb version out (or out soon). The 500gb version is quite a steal too…I think it sells for about $750 for the 2-platter version. I don’t remember the brand thoughAugust 6, 2009 at 12:10 am #2124
I’ve seen the WD 500GB (notebook drive) for ~$650 (see http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=109564) This must be 2-platter version?
I’ll try to get by with my 160GB drive for now and wait for 750GB or even 1TB 😉August 6, 2009 at 12:15 am #2125
$650 is really good.
I too have a 160Gb and also waiting for 1TB. However, I don’t like the idea of 2.5″ costs twice as much as 3.5″. For now, 160Gb is enough (hehe…because I have 6 x 80Gb 2.5″ too)August 6, 2009 at 12:32 am #2126
I agree, $650 is good but I don’t want to run out of space 😛
Although I will soon have a spare 640GB HD (desktop size) as backup, it’s not portable…
6 x 80gb? I assume those are all in USB enclosures?August 6, 2009 at 1:03 am #2127kai920 wrote:…I don’t want to run out of space 😛
Somehow after reading this phrase, the famous Bill Gates’ “640Kb memory is more than enough” comment just popped into my mind. This can never be true! You will eventually run out of space! haha!August 6, 2009 at 1:08 am #2128
Yes, they (PATA drives) are all in USB enclosures.
But now with SATA drives, I no longer buy the cases. Instead I use SATA cradles. They are faster (eSATA) and more convenient. I have three of them: 1 for the iDTV tuner box for playing 1080p videos, 1 for my laptop for playing DivX and 720p videos, and 1 for my personal computer. Much more convenient this way…and don’t have to waste money buying cases.August 8, 2009 at 1:31 am #2129
Just came across this: WD ships industry’s first 2.5-inch 1TB hard drive. How long before we see it in HK?
I’ve seen those cradles around the computer centres. How are they more convenient? Do they come with Firewire 800 connections?August 8, 2009 at 10:19 am #2130
It shouldn’t be long as drives normally arrives to market not long after press release. But I can forsee it will costs an arm and a let and you will eventually wait until the price is reasonable enough for you to buy it….which could take at least a year.
I think I saw one brand offering FW 800 but normal FW 400 are common. However expect a big premuim over USB and eSATA. Standard FireWire 400 is normally reserved for Mac users, AKA “rich people with money to burn” 😛 FW 800 is for rich Mac “Li Kai Shing” type of people who don’t count money. 😀 But wait, doesn’t Mac these days have eSATA already? If so, why use 800mbps if you can use 3Gbps?
It’s convenient if you have a lot of hdds. If you only have 1 or 2 hdds, then buy a case.August 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm #2131
Nope, I don’t think MacBooks (at least the cheapest ones) have eSATA. The one I got didn’t even have Firewire until the most recent June 2009 refresh! [http://www.kaitech.hk/forums/http://phpbb.local//viewtopic.php?t=3]
Is it worth getting FW over USB for hard drive enclosures?August 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm #2132
Not personally, although I have a few enclosures that support FW and USB (for testing). Most of the time I use USB over FW. Nowadays, whenever I buy an external case, I have to make sure it comes with eSATA or I don’t buy at all.
All my laptops don’t support eSATA either. So I used an eSATA PCMCIA/PCi-Express card instead.
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