Tuesday, 26 January 2010

SATA hard disk value

As part of my research into suitable components for a Hyper-V server, I thought it would be interesting to see the cents per gigabyte of the various drives offered by MSY.

Brand Capacity (GB) Cost (AUD) Cents/Gigabyte
Hitachi 320 50 0.16
500 59 0.12
1000 97 0.10
2000 224 0.11
Seagate 160 47 0.29
250 49 0.20
320 55 0.17
500 59 0.12
1000 102 0.10
1500 139 0.09
2000 239 0.12
WD 160 49 0.31
320 54 0.17
808 77 0.10
1000 105 0.11
1500 140 0.09
2000 235 0.12

Prices from MSY PARTS.PDF dated 25/01/2010

So as far as value for money, those 1.5TB drives from Seagate and WD appear the winner.

2 comments:

hablar said...

I haven´t bought a 1.5GB drive for years.. But I´m sure you´ll be very happy with yours.

Dunc.

David Gardiner said...

Whoops.. I meant TB!

No, I haven't bought a 1.5GB drive for a long time either :-)

thanks for pointing that out,
-dave