Samsung 1TB SpinPoint F1
Seagate and Samsung join Hitachi to make the 1TB desktop drive battlefield a 3-way bout

It is official. The desktop storage market now has three desktop hard drives to choose from with 1TB of capacity. Hitachi's launch beat Seagate to the punch as the 7K1000 series drive began shipping earlier this year but Seagate officially launched its 1TB model in the Barracuda 7200.11 line of desktop drives just recently. Samsung has also entered the mix by launching its 1TB SpinPoint F1 series desktop drive.

Six months ago Seagate confirmed it would launch a 1TB Barracuda hard disk drive in 2007. Seagate was the first to officially unveil a 1TB desktop drive after taking first place with the 750GB 7200.10 Barracuda. However, Hitachi announced its 1TB offering only minutes after Seagate's announcement in January and took advantage of a head start by bringing its product to the market earlier.

Retail 1TB Hard Drive Schedule
Drive Model
Platters / Density Heads
Hitachi 1TB DeskStar 7K10005 x 200GB 1032MB
Samsung 1TB SpinPoint F13 x 334GB616MB
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.114 x 250GB 8

At $400 Hitachi, Samsung, and Seagate will offer hard drive space at roughly $0.39/GB unformatted.  Seagate originally launched its 750GB Barracuda at roughly $0.54/GB.

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