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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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Average usage
By Curt4Computers on 5/4/2011 1:06:04 PM , Rating: 2
"the glut of digital media that is consumed by your average person today"

I own a computer shop and MY "average person" has had a 40 GB drive for 6-8 years and has at least 10 GB still free! People with newer computers have larger drives, but about the same usage pattern. Most of the kids seem to be using their phones for digital media.

RE: Average usage
By mindless1 on 5/5/2011 2:38:42 AM , Rating: 2
Fair enough but remember something - these are the people not savvy enough to solve their own computer problems nor know someone else they can get to do it for them.

I'd be willing to bet they also are behind the curve when it comes to HDD capacity and data stored, though I too have been brought quite a few systems where the HDD was only a fraction of the lowest capacity, current generation HDD models sold and even those weren't 70% full yet.

On the other hand more and more people are plugging in an external USB drive for supplemental storage, that you might never see or be aware of unless you probe the registry for prior volume ID allocation strings assigned to the removable media.

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