Seagate Unveils the First Hard Disk Drive Featuring 1 TB Per Platter

Seagate Unveils The World's First Hard Drive Featuring 1 TB Per PlatterMay 3, 2011 – Seagate Technology LLC unveiled the world’s first 3.5-inch hard disk drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter, breaking the 1TB areal density barrier to help meet explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage in both home and office.

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Disk Drive

Seagate’s GoFlex Desk products are the first to feature the new hard disk drive, delivering storage capacities of up to 3TB and an areal density of 625 Gigabits per square inch, the industry’s highest. Seagate is on track to ship its flagship 3.5-inch Barracuda desktop hard disk drive with 3TBs of storage on 3 disk platters – which can provide enough capacity to store up to 120 high-definition movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or virtually countless hours of digital music – to the distribution channel in mid-2011. The hard drive will also be available in capacities of 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB.

“Organizations of all sizes and consumers worldwide are amassing digital content at light speed, generating immense demand for storage of digital content of every imaginable kind, we remain keenly focused on delivering the storage capacity, speed and manageability our customers need to thrive in an increasingly digital world.” – said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

GoFlex Desk external hard drives are compatible with both the Windows® and Mac® computers. Each drive includes an NTFS driver for Mac, which allows the drive to store and access files from both Windows and Mac OS X computers without reformatting. The GoFlex Desk external drive’s sleek black 3.5-inch design sits either vertically or horizontally to accommodate any desktop environment.