Seagate launches 4TB Hard Drive with 1TB-per-platter design

Seagate launches 4TB Hard Drive with 1TB-per-platter design

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 launches 4TB Hard Drive with 1TB-per-platter design

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.

[CNET]

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