Seagate Breaks Areal Desity Barrier with 1TB per Platter

Seagate, the world’s second-largest hard drive maker and storage solutions, has today announced the first 3.5-inch hard drive that feature 1TB (625 Gigabits per square inch) platters. The new drives will have an areal-density of 625 gigabits (78.13GB) per square inch, scoring 1TB platters for the next generation hard disks.

“Organizations of all sizes and consumers worldwide are amassing digital content at light speed, generating immense demand for storage of digital content of every imaginable kind,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “We remain keenly focused on delivering the storage capacity, speed and manageability our customers need to thrive in an increasingly digital world.”

The GoFlex Desk drives are ones which boasts this new 1TB per platter technology should become available soon, while the Barracuda XT HDDs are expected in mid-2011.