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All change on the Barracuda front: despite the disastrous floods in Thailand, Seagate will ship its terabyte-per-platter Barracuda desktop drives this month. At the same time it's phasing out its slower rotating Barracuda Green drives and says it will transition the Barracuda XT to hybrid flash and hard disk technology. Back in …

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Anonymous Coward

Wot no...

...play on Barracuda being a fish?

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Prices?

Currently 1TB drives are going for around £100, so Seagate are going to put their drive on sale at half that?

I doubt it.

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PAW

US prices

Quality 1TB drives sell for 50 GBP ($80) in the US. I've seen them as low as 25 GBP

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Stop

Yeah price hikes.

Really bad. Was going to build a 8TB data storage setup for a customer but have advised him to wait.

Building on a flood plain...at least build the factory on stilts!

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Meh

Look again.

Not for long they wont be.

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I was about to reply telling you that you are wrong, but I just checked...

Blimey! 1TB HDDs could be had for sub-£50 not long ago, 2TB for £70ish, what the hell's going on?!?!

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Megaphone

Barracuda XT Hybrid

Come on Seagate Gimme, don't want a laptop drive in my desktop machine and as I am lazy don't want two drives for stuff.

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Makes sense

Push out the big, cheap drives when prices are high, and your competitors are waterlogged. Interested to see what the power requirements are. I have a dud drive in my home array and I've been looking at the WD Caviar Green to replace it. Save a few Watts here and there...

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Meh

Wait a while

When it comes to data security, sometimes it doesn't pay to be on the bleeding edge. Probably best to wait a few months before buying the higher density platters.

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Seagate rep

It's a Seagate drive. That should have been warning enough.

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Puns, jokes, gags and plays on words.

A new high water mark? oh, very droll: I see what you did there...

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Anonymous Coward

HDD capacities disappear over the horizon...

How long will we be constrained by utterly outdated partitioning restrictions?

Or has the [PC] world moved on, and nobody told me? It happens....

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GPT and UEFI

That is all.

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Puns?

Seagate, flooded behind the locks?

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Hang in there

Seagate is crap, but the competition is needed to keep WD stimulated.

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