Opinion: Does it still make sense to buy a big hard drive?

CNet: For a long time the rule was to "buy the biggest drive you can afford." But is that still necessary? Today only, over at, you can buy a Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 hard drive for $139.99 shipped when you apply coupon code 5419C15 at checkout.
Four terabytes. For $140. That's quite possibly the best storage deal I've ever seen, at least in terms of price per terabyte. On the other hand, what on earth would a person do with that much space? Sure, if you use your PC as a media center and record a lot of high-def TV shows and movies, this would be great.

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brich2332146d ago

If u think it makes sense, well i hope u have a backup when ur 4tb hardrive fails.

Redd2146d ago

You could always make a partition for it and use it for backup. But other then that, There isen't a big use since today you have External Drives and Cloud Storage.

RetrospectRealm2146d ago

I feel safe having a hard drive next to me while I'm on my comp knowing my stuff is safe.

imXify2145d ago

Not for me at least.
Going for 2x 256Gb SSDs instead. I don't trust hard drives anymore.
(Could go for a single 512Gb SSD but After Effects needs multiple drives)