Summary: You can buy 2TB drives for roughly $110, so if you're just looking for fast storage, they'll work just fine. If you need maximum capacity per SATA port, we have no problem recommending the WD RE 4TB, but like any new technology, it's prohibitively expensive at this time. Price $460 , www.wd.com Note: This review appeared in the Holiday 2012 issue of the magazine.
Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
11 August 2012
Summary: In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery.
Excerpt: When Seagate released their 1.5TB drive it took the storage community by surprise. At the time companies were just getting their 1TB drives perfected with second generation products starting to make their way to market. Western Digital had other plans and didn't see 1.5TB as a worthwhile place to plant a flag on their roadmap at the time.