Golden Hard Drive

Hard drive from gold

External hard drive

External hard drive from gold

If you are tired of industrial looking black and silver for your external hard drives – golden idea for you – external hard drive in a wavy gold exterior that looks way cool

The Golden Disk includes LaCie one touch backup software and works with windows 2000, XP and Mac OS X. The connection to your PC is via USB 2.0. Inside the lovely gold case is a 500GB hard drive with a 7200rpm rotational speed and the ability to write at up to 480MB/sec. The drive measures in at 1.57” x 4.4” x 7.4” and weighs 31.7 ounces.

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22 Responses to Golden Hard Drive

  1. How much does it cost?, shiny things are always nice 🙂

  2. bora says:

    You forgot the most important part. Price?!

  3. Jackson says:

    Epic win.

    How much?

  4. memals says:

    missing information
    $189.00
    1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

  5. Thoatt says:

    1GB = 1,024,000,000 bytes =D not 1B bytes.

  6. BlueOrder says:

    @Thoatt
    In the storage world (ie. hard drives), 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.

    In the computer system/OS world, 1GB = 1,024,000,000.

    Wikipedia Link

  7. will says:

    actually..

    1 GB =1,024 MB =1,048,576 KB =1,073,741,824 Bytes

  8. Teema says:

    1GB = 1,024,000,000 bytes =D not 1B bytes.

    Quite wrong, in both the calculation (1 GB = 1024 MB = 1024*1024 KB = 1024*1024*1024 bytes), and your understanding of how HD makers use this notation (1GB in HD land = 1000 mega).

  9. Croan says:

    Um, no. 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.

    Also, the “industry” considers 1 billion bytes as being 1GB, even if it’s not. That’s why an 80GB iPod is really only around 76GB.

  10. bsdman says:

    Operating Systems recognize:
    1 KB = 1,024 bytes
    1 MB = 1,048,576 bytes
    1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes

    Manufacturers put:
    1 KB = 1,000 bytes
    1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes
    1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes

  11. guest says:

    Actually, 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes, these are powers of 2 people. 1KB = 2^10 bytes, 1MB = 2^20 bytes, 1GB = 2^30 bytes.

  12. JohnS says:

    Two different definitions of GB in general use:

    1,000,000,000 bytes is decimal definition used in telecommunications (such as network speeds) and most computer storage manufacturers (such as hard disks and flash drives).

    1,073,741,824 bytes. Definition used for computer memory and file sizes. Microsoft uses this definition to display hard drive sizes, as do most other operating systems. Every operating system uses this definition when referring to the size of files.

  13. LL Cool J says:

    Ohhh close. They define it different. CONGRADULATIONS! You just lost 24 Megs!

  14. Mike says:

    No, Thoatt:
    1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes
    1 GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes

  15. FAH-Q says:

    Quote “the ability to write at up to 480MB/sec.”

    YA RIGHT.. so that would make it the fastest 7200rpm desktop drive in existence lol.

    Thats just USB theoretical interface speed, and its Mega bit not byte.

    you would be lucky to get 60MB/s steady from this drive.

    who ever wrote this knows nothing about computer hardware.

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  17. Carrot says:

    What the….only a GIG? ONE GIG? Am I getting this right? What a rip!

  18. Gemini says:

    I agree with bsdman. Operating Systems and Storage Manufacturers follow a different nomenclature. But in principle, 1GB = 1000 MB for all practical purposes. But for all scientific purposes, it is equal to 1024 MB.

  19. Clear the Air says:

    Yes, there is a difference in looking at capacity numbers. And while this blog goes on ad nauseum about the difference, no one has yet stated what difference it will make to the user. First, yes 1GB (at 2^30) is 1,073,741,824, as recognized by the OS. This means that a “stated” 1GB drive actually is recognized by the OS as about 7% less. SO for each 1G of stated size, the HD sees it as about 931M, vs. 1000 (or 1024)M. That’s why your 80G ipod can actually use only about 74-76G. So, a Stated 500G storage capacity translated to about 465G starable space as recognized by the OS. It’s marketing and all in the numbers folks, and why food, gas, clothes, etc. prices all end in .99 – because it sounds better – just like 500G sounds better than 465G.

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