Unbelievable! A 500gb drive, for $575, and only 8mb cache!
For my SA8300 I went with the Maxtor Maxline III, 300gb, $177, 16mb cache. Good enough for government work.
Nevertheless, I'd still like to know if any other drive than this Hitachi will work with the new DCT6412. I can't see why successful operation would be drive-specific.
Pre-order price for world first biggest sata II drive is bit crazy. But it's definately not that high when it becomes avalible. Dell has this drive for an option to add on their 9100 system for $400.
I was just joking on the rumor, if that only works with hitachi sata II then i'll pay 4x 250GB for $120 each rather than their monster 500GB. The 250GB is a newly designed with 125GB platter, reported to run fast, quiet and cool. I don't know If Dallas TX will have the latest 6412, i would love to test workabilities on varies drives on this unit.