Seagate said that its first billion drives equated to 79 million terabytes, enough space to store 158 billion hours of digital video or 1.2 trillion hours of music. With an extra 500 million units under its belt, those figures have ballooned to approximately 118.5 million terabytes, enough for 237 billion hours of digital video or 1.8 trillion hours of music. At its current sales rate, the company expects to move its 2-billionth drive within the next 2 years.
To celebrate its achievement, the company is giving away one 1.5TB GoFlex ultra-portable external hard drive to three winners. To enter, post a comment on Seagate's blog post by 5PM PT, November 15. Alternatively, you can snail mail your name, address and contact information to: Seagate 1.5 Billion Shipped Blog Sweepstakes c/o Corp. Communications, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Names will be drawn on November 19.