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World’s First Seagate 3.5″ HDD with 1TB Per Platter

Seagate  today unveiled the world’s first 3.5-inch hard drive featuring 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter, breaking the 1TB areal density barrier to help meet explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage in both the home and the office.

According to the company, the new hard drives have an areal density of 625 Gigabits per square inch, which Seagate states is the highest density achieved in the HDD industry.

“Organizations of all sizes and consumers worldwide are amassing digital content at light speed, generating immense demand for storage of digital content of every imaginable kind,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

“We remain keenly focused on delivering the storage capacity, speed and manageability our customers need to thrive in an increasingly digital world,” concluded the company’s rep.

For now, the drive will only be used for the company’s GoFlex Desk line of external hard drives, which range in capacity for 1TB to 3TB and also offer USB 3.0 support to deliver improved transfer speeds.

Later down the line, in mid-2011 to be more exact, the new hard drives will also make their way in the company’s 3.5-inch Barracuda XT HDD line where they will be available in capacities of 3TB, 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB.

Pricing has not been announced, but the 3TB version of the FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external drive is available for $230.

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