Hitting 1T

They’ve done it. PC hard drives containing a full terabyte of memory are now available. It’s enough, says this article in Life Science, to hold a million phots, or almost two years’ worth of music. The winning combination is Dell Computer using an Hitachi hard drive. Not surprisingly, the machine is oriented toward video game players, and the “1T” option is priced at a reasonable $500.

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (pcea.net). He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow