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Western Digital hits 4TB for its Black drives

Data hoarders, your choices just expanded.

Craig Simms Special to CNET News
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While you've been able to pick up 4TB drives from Hitachi and Western Digital for a little while now, they've been enterprise drives, meaning an enterprise price.

The Black series of drives from Western Digital are consumer performance drives. (Credit: Western Digital)

You wouldn't get much change out of AU$560, in fact. Western Digital's new Caviar Black 4TB drive is an attempt to make that price a heck of a lot more appealing. While we haven't received an official release yet, the 7200RPM, 64MB-cache drive appears to be going on Staticice for around AU$390 at the time of writing, coming in at roughly AU$0.10 per GB. Considering that you can pick up a 3TB drive for around AU$0.05 per GB, it's still a significant mark-up — but no doubt prices will drop over time, as they always do.