Is Thunderbolt (Formerly Light Peak) Overkill for Today’s SATA Drives?

I'm reading Intel's press release for their new Thunderbolt I/O data connection technology that boasts a bi-directional data transfer speed of 10Gb/s through a PCI Express interconnect — which is awesome. However, today's hard drives can't take advantage of those speeds because SATA drives — even the latest SATA 3.0 drives [PDF] — aren't that [...]

Western Digital Delivers Industry’s First 2 TB Hard Drive for $299

Thinking of adding storage to your PC or Home Server? Then hold off until you see the WD Caviar Green 2 TB hard drive on the store shelf. Western Digital claims that not only will you be getting massive amounts storage from their product but you'll also be getting superior performance, energy efficiency, and ultra [...]