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Friday, 23 September 2011 10:24

Seagate to have 4TB internal drive by November

Written by Fuad Abazovic


5-platter, sub €200 price
We got confirmation from industry sources that Seagate plans to reveal an internal 4TB hard drive. It should launch it by November and it will have 5 plates rotating at 7200 RPM.

They might be the first to market to have it, and since Seagate has acquired Samsung hard disk division, they have a good fighting position in internal hard drive market. It turns out that 7200 RPM drives are easier to make than 5400 eco ones, and this looks to be the path for the future. It looks like that most of the future internal 3.5 drives from Seagate might actually be the 7200 RPM ones.

Seagate 4TB Go flex already has the same drive that has 64MB of cache, 800GB per platter and rotation of 7200 RPM. So if you need more storage, and if you need more internal storage for many HD movies, this might be the thing for you.

Currently Samsung and Seagate sell their 2TB drives as low as €60 so two of them are only setting you back some €120. Storage these days is definitely cheap as chips, as long as you don’t talk about SSDs.
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-1 #1 dishayu 2011-09-23 11:55
HD Movies? WTF?

No Porn joke?
 
 
+2 #2 Cartman 2011-09-23 12:01
Quoting dishayu:
HD Movies? WTF?

No Porn joke?


Fudo allready uses 2x 2Gb Seagate Hdds for porn, now he needs one for Movies XD
 
 
+1 #3 yourma2000 2011-09-23 14:12
If 1TB platters have been released by Seagate and Western Digital then why do they need 5 platters to go for 4TB?
 
 
0 #4 KillerHurdz 2011-09-23 16:15
Quoting yourma2000:
If 1TB platters have been released by Seagate and Western Digital then why do they need 5 platters to go for 4TB?


So they can re-sell it a few months later as a BIGGER, BETTER 5TB drive with a simple firmware change to unlock the 5th "companion" platter.

/troll
 
 
0 #5 BernardP 2011-09-23 16:37
Quoting yourma2000:
If 1TB platters have been released by Seagate and Western Digital then why do they need 5 platters to go for 4TB?


Can someone confirm that Westen Digital has released a 1 TB single-platter HDD?

A model number would also be appreciated.

That's what I want for my next build, coming Q1 2012
 
 
0 #6 yourma2000 2011-09-24 02:48
Quoting BernardP:
Quoting yourma2000:
If 1TB platters have been released by Seagate and Western Digital then why do they need 5 platters to go for 4TB?


Can someone confirm that Westen Digital has released a 1 TB single-platter HDD?

A model number would also be appreciated.

That's what I want for my next build, coming Q1 2012


I'm not sure whether if the drive have actually been released but it's safe to say that any new models that appear will definitely be 1TB per platter
 
 
0 #7 Squall_Leonhart 2011-09-28 06:12
only idiots buy seagate.
 

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