Seagate's 750GB drives hit shelves at $540

By Justin Mann on April 28, 2006, 11:56 AM
The 750GB Seagate drives we've been raving about the past week are finally hitting store shelves, for a “not so easy to swallow” retail price of $540. Newegg is already offering the drives at that price, resulting in a cost per gigabyte factor that is higher than available 500GB models from all manufacturers including Seagate themselves. However, this is the initial launch of the 750, and the “cool” factor has just been put into effect, but will eventually wear off. Likely, we'll soon see the 750GB drives be cheaper on a per-gigabyte level than existing drives. Great stuff, for sure, and soon it may be quite common to see 4x750 in a RAID10 in every workstation. Ok, maybe not. But exciting nevertheless.




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DragonMaster said:
Mmmm... Pretty expen$$$ive...For when are 1TBs?? ;-b
jesse_hz said:
[i]and soon it may be quite common to see 4x750 in a RAID10 in every workstation. Ok, maybe not.[/i]Well some day it will...
Master_Jedi said:
Seagate came up with Heat Assisted Magentic Recording (HAMR) drive that is capable of 6.25TB (Terrabyte) per square inch, with maximum capabilitiesof up to 490TB (four hunder and ninty Terrabytes) with 4 - 5 platters. Since most of seagates drives are 2 platters, they will hold 200TBs. Due to be released around 2010, just enough time to play around with one before we all blow up in 2012:D..full story here[url]http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/200403
5074606.html[/url]
DragonMaster said:
[quote] Seagate came up with Heat Assisted Magentic Recording (HAMR) drive thatis capable of 6.25TB (Terrabyte) per square inch, with maximum capabilitiesof up to 490TB (four hunder and ninty Terrabytes) with 4 - 5 platters.Since most of seagates drives are 2 platters, they will hold 200TBs.Due to be released around 2010, just enough time to play around withone before we all blow up in 2012 .. [/quote]o_O Totally whacko! Only 4-6 years. We're not even at 1TB now...
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