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Seagate is on shipment target with 3TB HDD with three platters

Seagate has announced a new storage solution that is the first hard drive in the world to hit the 1TB per platter mark.

The new 3.5” Seagate Barracuda desktop HDD breaks the 1TB areal density barrier and will help to meet the demand for more storage capacity with the glut of digital media that is consumed by your average person today. The new HDD will have 3TB of storage with three platters inside.

Seagate notes that it is on target to ship the drive, but offers no details on what that target ship date is.

“Organizations of all sizes and consumers worldwide are amassing digital content at light speed, generating immense demand for storage of digital content of every imaginable kind,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “We remain keenly focused on delivering the storage capacity, speed and manageability our customers need to thrive in an increasingly digital world.”

Seagate also took the time to talk about its GoFlex Desk products that are reaching 3TB storage capacity using an areal density on internal drives of 625GB per square inch. That is the industry's highest capacity per square inch of space. The GoFlex external HDDs will work with Windows and Mac computers and come with an NTFS driver for Mac computers.

Pricing is unannounced on both the GoFlex and the 3TB Barracuda.



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By Alphafox78 on 5/3/2011 4:44:12 PM , Rating: 4
I think I will let someone else be the ginea pig on this one after the fiasco with the current crop of 2TB drives and their reliability..




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By therealnickdanger on 5/3/2011 5:04:19 PM , Rating: 2
Which fiasco? I have 4 2TB HDDs and haven't had a single issue... I'm not asking rhetorically. If there's some problem I should know about, I'd like to know.


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By semo on 5/3/2011 5:48:42 PM , Rating: 2
The general perception around the net is that you have to keep RMAing 2TB drives every couple of months. I'm sure that it isn't that bad but it seems that 2TB drives in general are not as reliable as older/smaller drives.

HDD makers have to make too many compromises to attain such low prices IMO.


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By Samus on 5/3/2011 6:15:26 PM , Rating: 5
I bought a bunch of 1.5TB Seagate Cuda 7200.11's when they released over two years ago, and 2TB shortly after, and although one of the 1.5TB drives needed the SD1A firmware update, it never "hid" my data like some people reported. Basically Seagate had a simple firmware bug, and had end-users been coherent enough to know how to do a firmware update (easier than a BIOS flash) then the problem would have never been an issue and Seagate would have never had to do data recovery.

Although I do notice more SMART errors across the board on Seagate drives I come across, I haven't seen one fail in a VERY long time...7200.9's seemed to fail here and there circa 2007-2008.

Although nothing, even WD's, have as legendary of reliability as Seagate 7200.7's, remember that 7200.7's were among the lowest performing drives of the time.

People give Seagate so much smack when they're so willing to turn a blind-eye to Hitachi and it's Deathstar line that spanned two entire generations of drives form the 75GXP to 60GXP. It was so serious there was a class-action lawsuit that ended up with over a million members. Even the XBOX RROD hasn't had that many confirmed failures.

But personally, I use WD's these days solely based on performance of the Black Edition and low power consumption of the Caviar Green. I haven't had a problem with either of them.


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By brshoemak on 5/3/2011 9:49:16 PM , Rating: 3
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People give Seagate so much smack when they're so willing to turn a blind-eye to Hitachi and it's Deathstar line that spanned two entire generations of drives form the 75GXP to 60GXP. It was so serious there was a class-action lawsuit that ended up with over a million members. Even the XBOX RROD hasn't had that many confirmed failures. But personally, I use WD's these days solely based on performance of the Black Edition and low power consumption of the Caviar Green. I haven't had a problem with either of them.


To be completely accurate, those GXP 'Deathstars' were not Hitachi drives, they were IBM. Of course Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive division so they absorbed it but seem to have improved their QC quite a bit.

Like you I still prefer WD and also have a couple Black drives (RAID1) and a couple Green Drives (RAID5 + Tivo Premiere), but the Hitachi acting as my external backup drive has been rock solid for some time. The fact that it was only $50 for 2TB after a couple rebates wasn't bad either.


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By Lazarus Dark on 5/3/2011 10:04:06 PM , Rating: 2
I jumped on several of those 1.5tb drives when they released as well. One just quit working after a couple months and I had to RMA. But the others are still going, as is the rma replacement drive. It happens, I think people got a bit out of hand in that situation. I RMA'd and they replaced, end of story. It happens, but the fixed it, so there shouldn't have been so much flack about it.


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By semo on 5/4/2011 3:43:28 AM , Rating: 2
Great post.

However, we were discussing 2TB drives in general and not older/smaller drives.

Hitachi drives are fine today and no worse than their competitors in terms of reliability.


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By Motoman on 5/4/2011 9:19:24 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think anyone "turns a blind eye" to the Deathstar fiasco. I don't know of anyone who doesn't remember it, and still make fun of it.

And as noted before, it had nothing to do with Hitachi. It was all IBM, well before the Hitachi buyout. And indeed, probably had a lot to do with IBM getting out of the hard drive business.


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By kleinma on 5/3/2011 6:34:32 PM , Rating: 2
So a drive with more physical sectors on it is more likely to go bad than a drive with less physical sectors??? that is amazing.

I have a Windows Home Server with 6 2TB WD green media drives, had it for over a year and a half, and not a single issue.


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By Uncle on 5/4/2011 12:12:21 AM , Rating: 2
I have both WD and Seagate and retired a few maxtors Maxtors . Most Hardware manufacturers have a built in to cost a percent failure rate. I believe depending on Volume it between 5% to 10%, so one can expect a failure of a few hard drives. No biggy just rma and know that out of millions that are sold a few will fail.


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By riottime on 5/3/2011 6:49:53 PM , Rating: 2
i have several 2 gb, 1 gb, and 1.5 gb western digital drives for many years. none of them have given me any problems whatsoever. however, i don't buy hitachi due to several bad experiences with their hdd (desktop and notebook) as well as seagate drives. although, i still have an ancient 200 gb seagate drive that i use for external storage that hasn't failed on me yet.


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By StevoLincolnite on 5/4/2011 8:12:57 AM , Rating: 3
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i have several 2 gb, 1 gb, and 1.5 gb western digital drives for many years.


You could just get an 8gb USB flash drive and replace the lot, less noise, less heat, less power consumption and probably more reliability. ;)

/joke at the simple "gb" mistake.


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By Angstromm on 5/3/2011 7:12:13 PM , Rating: 2
A good way to see the general consensus and reports on drives of all sorts, is to go to http://www.storagereview.com. Very cool sight and they compile enduser stats on drives. Huge database, last time I looked.


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By mindless1 on 5/5/2011 12:55:25 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately they are quite lacking in recent model HDDs, last couple I checked for weren't represented at all.


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By tastyratz on 5/3/2011 5:48:59 PM , Rating: 3
no fiasco here, I have 4 2tb spinpoints in raid and I couldn't be happier. Wherever there is a fiasco I never received the invitation.


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By FS on 5/3/2011 5:52:48 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung is not the same as Seagate, YET. 2TB Samsung drives are basically the top notch drives that you can get. It's Western Digital and Seagate that suck in 1TB+ capacity HDDs


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By JW.C on 5/7/2011 10:19:01 PM , Rating: 2
Really, and yet in reviews the best overall drives available today are made by western digital and seagate.

I myself have always used either WD or Seagate. Oh I have tried other brands, but I find the other brands like samsung to be your basic POS quality.


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By rgsaunders on 5/3/2011 5:55:18 PM , Rating: 2
I assume that you are referring to Seagate drives, I am currently using 4X 2TB Hitachi SATA II drives in my backup server and 3X 2TB Hitachi SATA III drives in my desktop, not a bit of problems with any of them.


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By Azsen on 5/4/2011 5:07:55 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. My 1.5TB Seagate External was a pile of rubbish, made lots of clicking noises but strangely operated normally for 6 months. There were lots of recalls on those 1.TB models and I took the opportunity to get a Western Digital 2TB USB 3 drive. Will not buy a Seagate again.


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