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

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News