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News Seagate launches its 3TB external drive

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Jul 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    Long overdue.

    With the pace of technology and constant growth of the storage market we need to be pushing capacities every year to keep up with end user demand.

    If 3TB drives get released en-mass then 4TB will be very shortly behind them.

    My 8TB of storage will be needing an upgrade hopefully around the time 4TB disks become available.
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I currently have more than enough for what I need. I still backup to DVD...
     
  4. DarkFear

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    Oh you poor, poor man! :p

    If 3TB becomes common place, we should see some pretty high capacity drives soon(ish). Yay! :rock:
     
  5. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    I think the price isn't bad. Affordable at least.

    2x2TB is £160 and this is £160 and external drives have always cost more.
     
  6. Nature

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    I agree devilxc. The bit-tch boys are just a wee bit stingy. 250 bones is nathan comparatively or to ask for as they put it:
    "the highest-capacity storage solution available today."

    I would love to know the specs on sucha drive... How many platters it's using, cache, dual processing, etc.

    Congrats to Mr. Shugart and Co. for throwing this down as soon as introducing the worlds first SATA3 drives.
     
  7. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I bet it's slow. Super slow.

    That's why it's being hidden behind a USB interface. Surely if it was a decent drive it would be released as a 3.5" internal drive at the same time.
    Or maybe it's a funny size. Too tall to be internal or something.

    Oh, and 4TB is coming,
     
  8. Fabou

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    If it's only a size problem, it's nothing a modder can't solve
     
  9. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    When are we going to see the come back of the 5.25" HDD? :hehe:
     
  10. shanky887614

    shanky887614 New Member

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    that would be awsome to go back to 5.25" hdd
    you could get 50% more storage

    and this is with the same area density


    personally i wouldnt mind if they did one with 6 or more plater s in one drive although this would mean a lot of pc cases couldnt take them it would give a lot larger capacities
     
  11. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    I wonder what their "Specially engineered solution" to the MBR filesize limit is. They could be skirting the issue with a nice lazy method of shipping it with GPT... but that doesn't seem as nutty as partitioning the drive and presenting them as seperate disks to the OS.
     
  12. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    its usb3.0 capable, so should be fast enough.

    i just got a usb 3 card and dock, did a copy of 15GB in around 3 minutes, compared to the usb 2 version of around 8, and that was using the same hard drive
     
  13. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Once we start getting 3TB internal drives that will be a great improvement.
     
  14. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Shame there's no network port to make it a cheapish NAS.
     
  15. GregTheRotter

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    FFS what happened to e-sata??? :( So much for everyone jumping on board the mobo with e-sata thing.
     
  16. Me01234

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    I noticed on pcpro that the price is $250 in the US but £329 in the UK. which comes to £499.36 at the moment, what's all that about! A straight forward currncy convertion = £164.70
     
  17. Me01234

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    I think I wrote £499 where it should have been $499, not sure as my post wasn't visable
     
  18. erratum1

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    3TB, Jeez, I wonder what people put on these things thats a huge amount of space. Blu-ray rips maybe ?
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    All my external drives are eSata.............. and USB 2.0.............. and Firewire

    pron
     
  20. Mraedis

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    Go to your average LAN-party and you'll need more than 3TB to store all the games, films and music you find. :D
     
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