After a couple of years stuck with up to 4TB HDD capacity models all three major players in the market have finally crossed the 5TB line and although i can’t speak for all of you out there that’s become reason enough for both me and several people i know to celebrate since instead of three 4TB drives we can now use two 6TB ones (imagine how much difference that can make for professionals who own entire arrays of 4TB drives). Capacity however is not the only thing that has improved since if you’ve checked our review of the 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 model by Seagate then you know that performance has also increased quite a bit and although we’ve yet to test the Helium drive by HGST leaving back its Ultrastar predecessors shouldn’t be an issue. Today however our review revolves around the latest addition in the Nearline Enterprise Class product line by Toshiba the MG04ACA500A 5TB SATA III model.
Hidden away in a dark part of the Modders-Inc offices is a man, no a machine, that writes reviews so epic that they have been listed in the top ten best reads by the New York Times. Well that is what we tell him otherwise we have no idea what would happen if he knew the truth.
March 30, 2015
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