Seagate breaks 1TB per platter barrier

Seagate today unveiled the very first 3.5-in. hard-disk drive (Hard disk drive) featuring 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter, breaking an earlier area density benchmark.

Seagate’s GoFlex 3.5-in. Hard disk drive lines are the first one to deliver capacities as high as 3TB as well as an area density of 625 gigabits per sq . inch, the industry’s greatest.

Seagate intends to begin shipping we’ve got the technology using its flagship Barracuda desktop hard disk through its distribution funnel in mid-2011. The drive may also be obtainable in 3TB, 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB capacities.

Rocky Pimentel, Seagate’s executive v . p . of worldwide marketing and advertising, stated the drive goes a lengthy means by addressing customer data growth, allowing people to store more inside a smaller sized footprint.

The GoFlex drives have an NTFS driver, making the GoFlex drives suitable for Home windows and Mac OS X without resorting to reformatting. The GoFlex Desk exterior drive’s sleek black 3.5-in. design sits either vertically or horizontally to support any desktop atmosphere.

Seagate didn’t disclose prices for that new drives.