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What is the largest hard drive available?

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As of early 2015, the largest capacity hard drive being manufactured is 10 terabytes. Western Digital offers a hermetically sealed drive with helium inside to reduce friction and power use.

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Currently, Sandisk manufactures the largest solid state hard drives at 4 terabytes each, though it hopes to manufacture SSDs as large as 8 terabytes by the end of 2015. There are no prices currently for these drives; they appear to be strictly for enterprise. The most common way to get larger amounts of storage space is to use multiple drives in what is referred to as a RAID (redundant array of independent disks).

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