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Seagate releases 3 Terabyte external driveBy Tom Manners 1 July 2010 | Categories: news
Seagate yesterday announced the release of the world’s first 3 Terabyte external desktop hard drive for both PC and Mac, pushing storage limits for a single device ahead considerably.
A key addition to the company's recently introduced GoFlex family of hard drives, the 3 TB GoFlex Desk external drive couples high capacity with the flexibility to adapt the drive's USB 2.0 interface to a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connection to meet varying performance and transfer speed needs.
With 3 TB of capacity users will be able to store up to 120 HD movies, 1 500 video games, thousands of photos and hours of digital music.
"Consumer capacity demands are quickly out-pacing the needs of business as people continue to collect high-definition videos, photos and music," said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management.
"Seagate has a tradition of designing products that break into new storage frontiers to meet customer requirements and the 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive is no exception–delivering the highest-capacity storage solution available today."
The 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive with USB 2.0 adapter is currently available for $249 (R1 920). Local pricing and availability details are as yet unannounced.
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