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We should expect to see 1TB hard disk drive products within 6 months

Seagate Technology has just released information to DailyTech with regard to the company's upcoming highest capacity hard disk drive to date. At 1TB, if no other hard disk drive manufacturer can catch up, Seagate will have the highest capacity hard drive product to market first.

The 1TB hard disk drive will be based on perpendicular recording technology which packs bits tighter onto the magnetic platter by positioning them perpendicular to the platter as opposed to linear recording which positions bits horizontally. The perpendicular recording technology, which has been in use by Seagate and its platter supplier for over a year now, will be put to the test as Seagate states the 1TB product will implement fewer platters and heads to improve the performance of the drive.

In a statement to DailyTech earlier today, the company claimed:
Seagate’s 1TB hard drive will be our second generation 3.5-inch hard drive to feature capacity-boosting perpendicular recording technology, and it will use fewer heads and discs than similar-capacity products we expect to see from our competitors. It is clear that fewer heads and discs, along with our proven perpendicular technology, can increase drive reliability, and also reduce operating temperatures, power consumption, noise, and weight.
It is confirmed now that we should expect a 1TB Barracuda from Seagate Technology to hit the market in full force sometime in the first half of this calendar year.   Seagate was also the first company to announce a 750GB hard drive last year.  No company has since announced a drive with 750GB or greater capacity.

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RE: i wish they would make them quieter
By lennylim on 1/4/2007 4:25:33 PM , Rating: 5
Well, Seagate's CEO certainly isn't arguing against your usage.

By the way, a trilobite is an arthropod that died out before the dinosaurs appeared.

By encryptkeeper on 1/4/07, Rating: -1
RE: i wish they would make them quieter
By encryptkeeper on 1/4/2007 4:40:16 PM , Rating: 2
Damn I didn't mean to put the WHOLE post in italics. Although I got the Parent/Reply in italics

By encryptkeeper on 1/4/2007 4:40:59 PM , Rating: 2
Nevermind....EVERYTHING's in italics...

By KristopherKubicki on 1/4/2007 4:43:30 PM , Rating: 2
He's one hell of a human being. Brings a tear to my eye...

Sorry, I had to kill your comment to clean up that forum bug. I reported it to our developer.

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