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.
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.
is unannounced on both the GoFlex and the 3TB Barracuda.
quote: 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.
quote: i have several 2 gb, 1 gb, and 1.5 gb western digital drives for many years.