Seagate is developing a 3TB disk drive which could hit the market this year. According to people familiar with the company's plans, a 3TB Constellation ES drive with a 6Gbit/s SAS interface will arrive later this year. The Constellation ES is a replacement for the Barracuda ES and is, Seagate says, an enterprise class drive, …
There's been a 2.5" 1TB drive for ages
Perhaps they mean 7200 RPM as well?
There aren't any 1 TB 2.5" drives at that speed.
I think the author was talking about the 600GB model being replaced with a 750GB model, not 750GB being the highest capacity for the savvio.
But it's all good, looking forward to a couple of 3TB drives when they become nice n cheap :D
That is not standard height
That is why it is available only for external and special enclosures.
You still cannot find a standard slimline you can plug in a laptop or a server with a 2" SATA enclosure.
that their new drives are more reliable than the last incarnation of 1TB drives ... I'm on my 2nd replacement now.
Real TBs or "fake" TBs?
'Coz I suppose they're still pulling off the 1TB = 1000GB, 1GB = 1000MB, 1MB = 1000KB, 1KB = 1000 byte scam.
To start your re-education, read here:
You can't pretend the system doesn't exist just because your operating system gets it wrong.
Mr ChriZ: The WD drive you mention is a 5400 rpm laptop drive, probably with a SATA interface, not a 7200 rpm enterprise disk with a SAS interface.
Moore's law broken
No chance of doubling 2TB HDDs in 2 years at this pace.
I know, Moore's law is about transistor density, but storage was ticking along too. No longer it seems :(
Not standard thickness. The 1TB and 750MB are 12.5mm thick and won't fit in most laptops. 640MB is the current max for a standard 9.5mm thick 2.5" drive, AFAIK.
It has an extra platter which makes it thicker. No problem if fitted in a 3.5" bay or an external USB case though.
Sugar cube computers...
are even closer. To think nerds once envied people with full size towers.
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