How much drive space you got?

How much drive space you got?

These days, drive space are almost dime a dozen. There was a time when retail prices where around Php1 per MB and a lot of storage manufacturers (Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate, Fujitsu) are fighting teeth to teeth to deliver faster and higher capacity drives.

I have around a total of 360GB of storage space. (Make that 400GB if you add my 40GB iPod)

Back in 1999, I bought a 13GB 5400 rpm Seagate drive for about Php5,500. Now, I can get a Seagate 300GB Barracuda SATA at PC Express for Php500 more. That gives you 50MB per Philippine Peso (~50MB per dollar).


The 400GB and 500GB drives (7200 rpm with 8MB cache) are still a bit expensive. Villman sells them at Php13.5k and Php17.5k respectively.

That, despite the fact that Seagate has already merged with Maxtor last December.

Just wait ’til Flash drives become really cheap most laptops and PCs will have them instead of the slower EIDE/SATA drive.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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8 Responses

  1. vance says:

    yup storage drives are getting cheaper nowadays, like I just bought a western digital sata II drive last april which cost around 5k up now its around 5k below! (depends on the shop you bought it)

    btw, for 6k you can a 16 mb cache sata 2 drive at 320 GB (seagate and western digital) though 7200 rpms not the 10k. I think at this price range you can get a parallel drive from seagate too..

  2. Jeff says:

    I started with a Maxtor 6L200PO 200GB and Samsung SP0822N 80GB, but I recently picked up a Maxtor 6L250RO 250GB (16MB cache, 7200RPM) for 99$CAD (roughly 4500 Philippine Pesos, if my math is correct) for a total 530GB.

    I can’t wait for the 750GB Seagate ST3750640AS to drop in price… it’s still too rich for my blood.

  3. Migs says:

    I “only” have 120 GB on my desktop (turning 2 years old soon), and 60 GB on my work laptop, but it’s still more than enough for me. Dumping old stuff you don’t need to DVD is still cheaper per gig.

  4. JP Loh says:

    I have a cumulative hard disk space of 350GB. It\’s still not enough since I capture video, download pr0n large files and love music.

    Before the year ends, terabyte hard disks will be out in the market. I remember back in the days when I considered 2GB spacious and even managed to dual-boot.

  5. JP Loh says:

    Crap. It stripped the strikethrough tag.

  6. I roll with (I think) 1.6TB of storage these days, but I want to eventually just buy some kind of NAS from Dell. Having 4 firewire, and three USB2 drives is a pain.

  7. jhay says:

    Flash drives are really fast and so compact, but I heard that flash drives aren’t that good for long-term storage because they loose data over time. Is this true?

  8. Matt says:

    i have a total of 1.66TB storage

    1x Maxtor 500gb SATAII [internal]

    3x Seagate Barracuda 250gb SATAII [1 internal, 2 external, all SATAII]

    1x Western Digital 80gb [external]

    1x Seagate Barracuda 80gb [external]

    and am getting a Hitachi 1TB [internal]

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