Seagate Introduces 3TB External Hard Drive

Jun 29, 2010

Seagate today announced the world's first 3 Terabyte (TB) external desktop drive. Available immediately, the 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external hard drive helps to meet the explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage in both the home and the office. With 3TB of capacity people can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or countless hours of digital music.

A key addition to the company's recently introduced GoFlex family of hard drives, the 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive couples immense capacity with the flexibility to adapt the drive's USB 2.0 interface to a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connection to meet varying performance and needs.

A recent report by Parks Associates indicates the average consumer household will see its digital media storage needs grow to nearly 900GB by year-end 2014, driven in large part by video downloads, managed copies of Blu-ray Disc, and increasing use of DVR recording capabilities. The GoFlex Desk external drive delivers unconstrained, high-capacity storage and automatic, continuous backup with software file encryption to help keep all data safe and secure.

The GoFlex Desk external drive is compatible with both the Windows operating system 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 NTFS driver is simply installed once on a Mac computer, allowing it to read and write files on a Windows formatted drive. Its sleek black, 3.5-inch design sits either vertically or horizontally to accommodate any desktop environment.

The 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive with USB 2.0 adapter can be purchased on .com and through select retailers for $250.

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J23
not rated yet Jun 30, 2010
"With 3TB of capacity people can store up to 1,500 video games"

I think this is quite exaggerated, considering that many of today's video games easily get up to over 12 GB, instead of the 2 GB the article seems to assume, which would mean that the drive could only fit about 250 games, which is still quite a bit compared to the comparatively meager 500 GB drive I have to make do with (that is constantly full!)...Oh Moore's Law, where will you take us next?
Yelmurc
not rated yet Jun 30, 2010
Personally I'd stay away from this drive. Wait until it's in the middle range for storage. From my experience it takes awhile for these new drives to have the reliability of the previous generation.
modithorsson
not rated yet Jul 05, 2010
3TB, thats great news for me. I generally back everything up i have onto digital storage.

Now I can get the rest of my games, comics, music and hen.. anime backed up onto that thing.