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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 Xtremist on 1/4/2007 4:40:35 PM , Rating: 2
Can't say I'm an authority on Seagate drives, but they're the only brand I buy and I have a few of them. Various drives sound different, but the Seagate's do tend to sound more 'clicky' than other brands I've used in the past. Again, it could be that all mine are bad too, but I'd certainly hope not as I rely on them pretty intensively ;-)

1x 80gig
2x 200gig
2x 300gig
2x 400gig

No failures. I did have a scare with a RAID controller while testing Vista where it would continually report a degraded array and start rebuilding it and stop partially through the rebuild. I thought I was in trouble then, but I think it was just the controller not liking Vista very much since going back to Win2k3 solved the issue.

Can't wait for these terabytes to come out!!! I can't wait much longer lol.


By StevoLincolnite on 1/4/2007 8:45:32 PM , Rating: 1
Only Seagate drives?
I've tried most of the brands, I generally get whats cheapest, Never really had any problems with any drive failing on me.
Except when I got a Fujitsu 120 GB IDE drive back in the day, And that was only because I dropped it, And it fell down some steps, even then it ended up running for a few days before screaming "I'm a teapot!".

But it does seem Seagate has the upper hand in the market at the moment, Lets see if some other company's bring out some competition to lower prices :)


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