Seagate ships another 4TB desktop hard drive. While it is not the world’s first 4TB hard drive, the newly released ST4000DM000 model is the first to feature the 1TB-per-platter design, meaning the drive houses four disks, with each provide 1TB of storage density. The desktop drive uses SATA III 6Gbps interface and is backwards compatible with SATA I/II.
Seagate’s new drive runs at 5900RPM, instead of 7200 RPM, and comes with 64MB of cache memory. It offers up to 146MB/s average data rate and 180MB/s max sustained data rate. The drive also consumers about 35% less power than the company’s 7200RPM models. The AcuTrac servo technology is included for dependable performance while the OptiCache technology can boost overall performance by as much as 45%. Free Seagate DiskWizard software in bundled for installing the drive in Windows XP without UEFI BIOS.
You can get Seagate’s 1TB per platter 4TB hard drive for $186.82 at Amazon.com.