6TB Stories May 11, 2015

Here’s the “the world’s largest 2.5-inch SATA” Solid State Drive

Fixstars recently announced what it is calling “the world’s largest 2.5” SATA SSD”. The Fixstars SSD-6000M packs in 6TB of storage, making it the largest capacity SSD in the standard 2.5″ x 9.5mm form factor, according to the company.

With full support for SATA 6Gbps, the new drives bring sequential read speeds of up to 540 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 520MB/s. While the company cites big business, industrial, and medical applications, much like the 1 and 3TB models, the 6000M is also designed for video and networking uses.

The new large capacity SSD will likely reflect its stature in price, so for some the highly rated (and often on sale) Samsung options are a more suitable fit. For those taking on more storage/CPU intensive tasks and business applications, Fixstars is now accepting order/giving quotes and is expected to start shipping come late July in the US.

“The unparalleled performance of our previous model’s (The SSD-3000M) sequential I/O helped propel our SSDs and garner lots of attention. Since many of our customers desire even greater capacity, I am excited to offer a new solution and grow the product line with the inclusion of the larger SSD-6000M.”

6TB Stories January 28, 2015

expiredSeagate Desktop 6TB Internal Hard Drive $200 shipped (orig. $350)

The Newegg store on eBay is offering the Seagate Desktop 6TB 3.5-Inch Internal Drive retail kit for only $199.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the list price, $30 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we could find for it.

This Seagate HDD has a 6TB storage capacity with SATA III, 6Gb/s NCQ interface. You can install this HDD in a desktop or all-in-one PCs. Or you can use it for home servers, PC-based game systems, or Network attached storage devices (NAS).

Amazon customers gave it 4.2/5 stars and left great reviews.

If you’re looking for a high capacity external HD we found the WD My Book 6TB (External) Hard Drive for a low $200 earlier this week. We also found some less expensive NAS solutions on Newegg:

6TB Stories December 9, 2014


Seagate has entered the high capacity storage arms race today with its 8TB Archive 3.5-inch internal hard drive. What has previously cost nearly $1,000 can now be had in a TB matching package for $270 or roughly $.03 per gigabyte. Seagate is pushing down what was a nearly unreachable price point for consumers into a market where some backup options don’t get you nearly the storage for the money.

The Seagate Archive internal hard drive line will also be available in 6 and 5TB sizes as well, these drives are “engineered for 24×7 workloads of 180TB per year” and offer SATA performance of up to 6GB/s. While the average user may not have the need for a huge storage option like this, when utilizing partions into small chunks this would make a great backup option for multiple computer homes or small businesses.

If this of interest to you for your home or business setup, we recommend checking out an external inclosure for these types of drives that makes it more flexible solution to your storage. The Seagate Archive line of products will be available in January of 2015.

Head below for full specs from Seagate…

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6TB Stories November 18, 2014

WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $220 shipped (Reg. $249+)

Newegg has the WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 3.5” Desktop External Hard Drive (WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN) for $249.99. But using code EMCWWWB44 during checkout will drop the total down to $219.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, $29 under Amazon and the average selling price, as well as the best we can find on this model.


  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Up to 6 TB capacity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition software
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Free Windows 8 app
  • Password protection with hardware encryption

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 900 Amazon customers. If you’re looking for smaller thumb drive storage, be sure to check out Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the today with up to 50% off PNY memory.

6TB Stories February 20, 2014

expiredWestern Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud NAS $310 shipped (Reg. $465)

Amazon is offering the Western Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud NAS for $309.99 with free shipping. That’s $155 below list and the best price we have ever seen. As a further pricing comparison, the next lowest price we were able to find was $350 with most reputable retailers charging $400-$450.

Use the Western Digital mobile apps (Apple, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows) to access your files or backup information from your smart devices while on-the-go. Easily expand the storage capacity of your NAS by plugging in any USB 2.0 external hard drive. Features a data protection mode (RAID 1) that will mirror your valuable information on the individual hard drives to create an even safer backup solution. Rated 3 out of 5 stars.

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