Seagate has started talking up their next generation of perpendicular magnetic recording technology. In a recent analyst briefing they announced their sixth generation of this technology, which promises the next round of storage density increases. The Register has done the math, and reckons we should be seeing 4TB drives this year.
Continue reading 2011: the year of the 4TB drives?
Seagate is the first vendor to offer 3TB hard drives. This first drive is only available as an external USB 2.0 drive for now; for $249.99 you can buy a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive (try saying that a couple of times in a row!). The drive is currently on back order, but should be available soon. The $249.99 package includes a USB 2.0 host interface, but can be upgraded by switching the base of the unit. Other interface options available are USB 3.0 and FireWire 800.
Continue reading Seagate debuts 3TB external drive, 4TB to follow soon?
The new 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT is the first 2TB drive to offer a 6 Gbps SATA-3 interface. The drive is a 7200rpm model, featuring 64MB of cache memory to make the best use of the 6 Gbps interface speeds.
While the use of a 6 Gbps interface on a drive that, according to [...]
We’ve long heard stories about how 2.5 inch drives would save the environment by providing “green” storage; but with ever-increasing demands for performance power usage might just have been put on the back burner. So I figured a comparison of 2.5 and 3.5 inch drive’s power usage might be worthwile. Continue reading How green are those 2.5 inch drives?