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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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RE: Am I the only one bugged by this?
By someguy123 on 5/3/2011 10:25:23 PM , Rating: 2
I don't see how barrier is anymore hyperbolic than "reached a milestone".

Would you prefer "finally crawled it's way to 1TB?".

RE: Am I the only one bugged by this?
By MrBungle123 on 5/4/2011 11:03:11 AM , Rating: 2
Would you prefer "finally crawled it's way to 1TB?".

yes I would. What is fundamentally different about workings of a hard drive platter at 1TB as opposed to one that stores 800 or 900GB? nothing. The difference is that it takes one more digit to represent it with a base 10 numbering system... thats it... not a barrier. Its like saying "electric car breaks the 100MPH barrier!" what barrier? there is none.

RE: Am I the only one bugged by this?
By RivuxGamma on 5/4/2011 11:56:17 AM , Rating: 2
who cares?

RE: Am I the only one bugged by this?
By mindless1 on 5/5/2011 1:00:46 AM , Rating: 3
People who like truth, logic, correctness... stuff like that, call it intelligence instead of repeating nonsense.

The correct title would be more like "Seagate Exceeds 1TB/Platter Areal Density". Not breaks, milestone, or barrier. They are all nonsensical words when applied to the facts stated.

RE: Am I the only one bugged by this?
By RivuxGamma on 5/5/2011 12:31:07 PM , Rating: 1
So, anal people who require that the world conforms to their very narrow views? Maybe someone who likes the correctness of a run-on sentence or improper placement of quotation marks? Maybe someone who can't understand rhetorical questions? Maybe.

Seriously, if a headline like that causes anybody to get angry, then WTF? That's not intelligence; that's bipolar disorder. I'll answer my own question, then. Who cares? Nobody that's well-functioning.

By mindless1 on 5/5/2011 4:09:48 PM , Rating: 2
If you feel things like truth, logic and correctness makes people anal, obviously any further discussion is pointless.

I wasn't angry about the headline, but it does devalue the content on the site. A title should, even if sensationalizing, at least make sense. Words have meaning, definitions, using a word contrary to its meaning is always counterproductive.

It is in fact intelligence to recognize error and learn from it, to do things in the most communicative way possible without use of non applicable hyperbole.

By 91TTZ on 5/4/2011 11:40:04 AM , Rating: 2
It is more hyperbolic because it implies that there was a barrier when in fact there was no barrier. What difference is there at 1 TB that wasn't there at 999 GB?

When the big deal was made about breaking the sound barrier there were actually reasons for it. There are effects that occur in supersonic flight that aren't present at lower speeds. But for this hard drive claim, there was no real barrier.

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