Skip to comments.Seagate Vows to Introduce 6TB Hard Drive in April.
Posted on 01/31/2014 11:36:36 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Seagate Technology said at a conference call with investors and financial analysts that it would release a hard disk drive with 6TB capacity in the beginning of the second quarter, 2014. The company did not reveal a lot of details about the upcoming product, but noted that this would be an enterprise-class hard drive.
We are continuing to expand our offering of high capacity drives with our six-disk, 6TB drive shipping early next quarter, said Steve Luczo, chairman and chief executive of Seagate.
At present 6TB hard disk drives in 3.5 form-factor are available exclusively from Western Digital Corp.s HGST. Those drives are based on the HelioSealed platform and are filled with helium, which allows to install up to seven platters into an industry-standard package.
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That’s a lot of pr0n.
I remember my first hard drive was 200 megs.
I’ll buy Western Digital. Seagate and Maxtor drives never seemed to last as long.
my first was 100 mb and it was a 25 mhz processor
“That’s more storage than anyone will ever need.”
Maybe Seagate should announce that they’re developing a hard drive that will last longer than 6 months.
And that was a big one in those days...
Why would any one need more than 640 MB?
Seriously, my first computer I had built for me cost $2,200 and I paid EXTRA to go with a 40 MB hard drive rather than the standard 20 MB drive.
I suppose the question needs to be asked: why are there still hard drives?
120 here for my first PC. Intel 33 processor, 4meg Ram. $2500.
Nice to have some History Buffs around here.
Just bought a western Digital 3 $b drive that rotates at...intellipower...( slower than 7200 rpm )-- at Micro Center on special for $109.
running it with a Kingston SSD holding the OS and a /Home on the WD .
Heh. I prefer WD drives.
My first hard drive was 40 meg. If you swapped the MFM controller out for RLL you could sometimes get about 60 meg out of it.
The first one I owned (in 1980) was a 10MB built into an Olivetti M1, but I remember seeing one at an NCC in New York (1977?) that was the first 2MB drive (for microcomputers). It was encased in a plastic shell and appeared to be made of two 8” platters.
I remember Ohio Scientific sold a 74MB hard drive on a 30” rack together with a Challenger 3 for about $11K in 1978.