Seagate Prepping 1TB Barracuda
March 29, 2007 3:02 PM
comment(s) - last by
The thousand gigabyte-per-disk era is almost upon us
Earlier this year Seagate confirmed it would ship
a 1TB hard drive before the second half of this year
. With the first quarter of this year already over, the launch window for Seagate's next generation drive is rapidly shrinking.
Seagate would not confirm or deny the expectation of a new 7200.11 series this morning. Seagate representatives responded to our inquiries stating, "We already stated earlier this year that we would have the 1TB drive before the second half of this year."
countered Seagate's announcement with specifications of the 11th generation Seagate Barracuda drive,
which it listed as follows
1 Terabyte capacity
SATA 3.0Gbps interface
16MB of buffer
Seagate traditionally reserves new generation designations for platter advancements; the company has never released new generation indicators for storage increases alone. However, it has been a year refresh since the last platter update so it would not be unrealistic to expect new features on the soon-to-ship devices.
Seagate replied to
stating, "There is no embargo yet." However, we were still assured that the company would fulfill its ship date promise.
Hitachi Global Storage and Seagate released 1TB hard drive
hours of each other last January
. Both manufacturers utilize Komag platter configurations -- Komag is the only platter manufacturer to announce 1TB designs to date.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Too Big
3/30/2007 1:30:26 PM
You're half right. Yes you need to buy in pairs (I've already been doing that for quite some time) but the second drive needs to go in a different machine (backup server). Or have it in triplets (RAID-1 plus server). If the power supply fails in a bad way (or something equivalent) it'll take out both drives of a RAID-1 pair. The redundant drive needs to be in a different machine (preferable in a different building/house). Networking the backup of a TB is more practical locally than remotely though (I use a gigabit ethernet cable, and the server is local).
P.S. - Video transferred from my camcorder for a single trip I took last year takes up 160Gb for just the raw transferred to disk version. And that's just SD. Be a LOT bigger than that for HD (someday..). And that's just one vacation trip.
RE: Too Big
4/1/2007 9:12:30 AM
I've been pushing my colleagues for the last two years to use a program called Foldershare to distribute their important files to their computers - work, home and laptop. It is mainly for file synchronization, but actually serves a valuable role in backup as well. As long as you're connected to the internet it creates triple-redundancy (in my example). It doesn't protect form accidental deletion, and doesn't eliminate the need for true backups. However, my experience is that most people just don't back up frequently enough and often lose a bunch of very important stuff they've been working on when they have a hard drive crash. This program certainly reduces and often eliminates that pain.
I have two folders that are constantly synched by this program between three computers. So if I work on something on my laptop, it's instantly transferred to my home and work computers, even if I'm on the road in a hotel room. When I've written half a manuscript sitting in an airport or hotel, it makes me feel much better knowing that's not my only copy if my laptop falls/breaks.
“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
Hitachi Global Storage Announces 1TB Hard Drive
January 5, 2007, 4:06 AM
Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Disk Drive
January 4, 2007, 3:36 PM
Tinkerer Gets Old School Mac Plus Running on the Modern Web
March 24, 2015, 6:41 PM
Facebook-Backed Oculus Rift's Release Date Slips to 2016; Valve and HTC Salivate
March 16, 2015, 5:58 PM
Hackers Steal Roughly $1 Billion From Banks Using Malware RAT
February 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
NVIDIA Kills Mobile GPU Overclocking, Robs Customers Who Paid For It
February 16, 2015, 8:59 AM
Apple Offers Refurbished 5K Retina iMacs for $2,119 Online
January 16, 2015, 12:37 PM
SanDisk Unveils Pricey iXpand USB 2.0/Lightning Drive to Expand iPhone, iPad Storage
November 13, 2014, 2:29 PM
Most Popular Articles
WSJ Report Implies That Google Leveraged Lobbying to Kill Antitrust Abuse Probe
March 25, 2015, 5:37 PM
Half a Billion Dollars of U.S. Weaponry May be Lost to al-Qaeda, Rebels in Yemen
March 23, 2015, 2:12 PM
Samsung, Dell, Pegatron to Preinstall Microsoft Office 365 on Android Devices
March 23, 2015, 4:02 PM
Texan WISP Owner With Colorful History Sues to Block FCC Net Neutrality Rules
March 24, 2015, 1:19 PM
NVIDIA's Latest Windows 10 Drivers: Still Too Unstable For Primetime
March 24, 2015, 4:45 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information