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.