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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 MrDiSante on 1/4/2007 5:00:53 PM , Rating: 1
I haven't had any problems with my 320 gig barracuda 7200.10. It's silent as far as I can tell. On the topic of noise, if you make a processor that's 65W TDP (e6600) you'd think that you'd make the chipset (965P) nice and cool as well, but noooooooooo my fan's running full speed at least 1/2 the time because of the bleeding north bridge.


By stromgald on 1/4/2007 5:53:41 PM , Rating: 1
The 965 series of Intel chipsets is rather cool compared to their nVidia counterparts and chipsets from other manufacturers. Maybe you should've bought a P965 board with a passive heatsink instead of one with a puny high speed fan on the northbridge? If you want it quiet, just go buy a passive northbridge heatsink and swap it out.


By Aikouka on 1/5/2007 8:08:57 AM , Rating: 2
My 750GB 7200.10 Seagate drive is also quiet to me. I don't know if this has anything to do with my choice in case (Lian Li PC1200+) or if the drive's noise is simply being over-stated by people that're just used to "quieter drives". All I know is that the 750s are great, although the price may seem a bit high (especially when buying multiple!).

1TB drives will be nice for people that use quite a bit of space (i.e. video editors/filmers, etc) and they will also help drive the price of the lower but still big drives (500, 750) down a little bit (hopefully).


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