Seagate four-platter 4TB desktop series HDD
Seagate send out a press release into cyberspace telling it is to launch a new 4TB Desktop HDD with 1TB per platter. The company's previous 4TB offerings used five platters with 800GB of storage capacity per platter. Seagate also proudly announces that it has now shipped 2 billion HDDs globally, four year after reaching the 1 billion mark.
The industry's only 4TB/4 disk desktop solution, the new Seagate drive supports the highest levels of performance while reducing costs. Nearly 800,000 times larger than the first desktop drive Seagate introduced in 1979, the new unit supports up to 800,000 photos, 300 plus hours of HD video or over 1,000,000 songs.
"By 2015 households which today routinely consume 1TB of data a month are expected to generate 20 times the amount of data than they currently save," said Richard Doherty, research director of the Envisioneering Group, a technology research and consulting company.
"Consumer's continued appetites for securely saving and organizing high-definition multimedia requires higher performance and the most trusted and dependable drives. Seagate's new 4TB Desktop HDD provides the ideal solution for consumer's soaring need for storage in the home - now, and in the future," he added.
The drive delivers the highest average data rate on the market today achieving 160 MB/second while saving 35% in power consumption over the competition. Seagate's own OptiCache technology has been incorporated boosting overall performance by as much as 45%.
The 4TB Desktop is equipped with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface for blazing-fast performance in a maximum-capacity drive. The unit's 1TB/platter technology reduces complexity inside the drive itself greatly improving storage reliability and reducing failure rate.
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