Seagate unveils 4TB HDD with 1TB platters

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Desktops, News, Storage

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Published on April 04, 2013 with No Comments


Storage devices become larger and larger, holding more than you can imagine. The first hard drives held a couple of MBs at best, but now we’ve got 4TB hard drives and disk platters that can hold up to 1TB of data each. Now, Seagate has come up with its newest Seagate Desktop HDD (formerly known as the Barracuda hard drive) that combines both into a single drive, a 4TB HDD that uses four 1TB platters. Available for $190 (around Php 7,800) for the bare drive or $205 (around Php 8,400) as a kit.

With the amount of platters reduced, the drive spins at 7200rpm and has a 64MB cache to achieve an average data rate of 146MB/s, while Seagate claims that it uses 35 percent less power than other 4TB HDD. This isn’t the first time Seagate has been using 1TB per platter plates, though previously it was limited to 3TB capacities. Now that storage devices become more and more compact, it won’t be long before we start seeing even larger capacities with competitive prices.