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West­ern Dig­i­tal, $719 west­erndig­i­tal.com

★★ Dig­i­tal stor­age has of­fi­cially hit ridicu­lous lev­els thanks to West­ern Dig­i­tal’s mon­ster 6TB unit. At $719, it might seem ex­pen­sive, but that’s just shy of $120 per ter­abyte. Other than huge stor­age, the WD box has Firewire 800/400, eSATA and USB 2.0. Sadly, there is no USB 3.0 port avail­able. Other than pro­vid­ing stor­age for huge video files, it could be hard to jus­tify such a huge stor­age de­vice. Also, keep­ing all back-ups on one huge de­vice could be risky. This hard drive can be cut in half and made into a RAID stor­age de­vice, for greater pro­tec­tion, but with cloud stor­age de­vice plen­ti­ful and cheap, this gad­get is for se­ri­ous con­tent cre­ators only.

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