Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Seagate ships first 4TB retail drive with 1TB platters

updated 10:00 pm EDT, Wed April 3, 2013

New platter technology reduces heat, energy use, cost

Seagate has announced the availability of a new 4TB 3.5-inch desktop form-factor drive for consumers. While 4TB capacities have been available previously either through striped dual-drive configurations or single-drive options, the newly named STBD4000400 "Desktop HDD.15" (formerly Barracuda) SATA 3 (6Gbps) drive is the first to use 1TB platters.

The drive has 64MB of cache memory, with a rotational velocity of 5,900rpm. Seagate claims that the drive will still offer excellent performance with sustained writing speed of 145MBps. The drive ships with DiskWizard software, allowing it to work with Windows XP. UEFI BIOS is required to use the high capacity drive as a boot disk.

The drive is available now at retail. The drive in a USB 3.0 or eSATA case generally runs for $220, with a bare drive retailing for $195.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News