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Dell first to sell 1TB Desktops through Alienware.

, posted: 17-Mar-2007 15:35

Dell have annouced they will be utilising hitachi's 1TB hdd (more information here)

In their high - end gaming line "Alienware" (Once apon a time Alienware was a standalone company that was absorbed by dell)

the press release is as follows:


Starting today, DellTM  and Alienware®  customers purchasing select XPSTM , AuroraTM  and Area 51®  gaming desktop computers can super-size their storage space by adding the world’s first consumer one terabyte (TB) hard drive from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

The extra hard drive capacity provides enough space to store an incredible amount of data – a million photos, 16 days of DVD quality video or even a million minutes of music.

“Digital content use is exploding in the consumer market – with this 1TB hard drive, a lifetime of memories, music and other information can be made, stored and shared with others,” said Neil Hand, vice president, worldwide consumer marketing consumer product group. “This type of capability used to be available only to the largest corporations. With the spectacular advancement in hard drives and the engineering in our systems, we’re now able to bring it to consumers.”

To encourage digital media enthusiasts to effectively archive files for the future, Dell is also introducing its first ever “Video Time Capsule” that will allow contributors to share their digital videos for generations to come. Dell invites its own and Alienware’s customers to participate by submitting videos messages to loved ones for posterity at

StudioDell is a community website that allows general consumers and business customers to see tips and trends in technology, as well as submit their own videos showcasing how they are using technology in innovative ways. All video content submitted to StudioDell for the remainder of 2007 will be copied on a 1TB Hitachi Deskstar®  7K1000 hard drive and will be stored for 50 years on the Dell campus in Round Rock, TX.

Dell XPS system details and pricing are available at Alienware system details and pricing are available at"

I'm am really impressed with what seems to be dells ever increasing smarts, - albeit its bad for the small guys.

once apon a time, you could build an equivalent system for a quarter to a half of the price you would pay from someone like Dell or (the now defunct) Gateway.

but these days dell are competing more and more with the cost of building at home.

Myself personally I would still by all the componentry myself,  but when you are time poor I can see why they are getting more and more popular.

Just quickly jumping here ( and taking a look.

first machine off the rank is the Area-51 7500 SLI - its a nice looking spec machine, quad - core, sli, physX and blu-ray drive.
and advertising up to 3TB of storage... but in the details page claiming up to 4TB of storage.
the base spec starting at $2199USD but to actually achieve the full 4TB it'll cost another 2-odd grand,


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