Seagate to unveil monster hard drives. 750 gigabytes!!

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    Seagate to unveil monster hard drives
    Barracuda 7200.10 first to reach 750-gigabyte milestone

    Updated: 7:49 a.m. ET April 26, 2006
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Seagate Technology LLC is beefing up the capacity of its hard disk drives to a whopping 750 gigabytes, offering consumers of digital media more storage for their computers than ever before.

    The drive Seagate will introduce Wednesday, the Barracuda 7200.10, is the first computer desktop disk drive to hit the 750-gigabyte mark and represents a 50 percent increase from the previous industry maximum of 500 gigabytes.

    Scotts Valley-based Seagate, the world’s largest disk-drive maker, is first releasing the product as an internal drive for PC makers. Next week, it plans to introduce external hard drives — add-ons that consumers can use to supplement their existing computer setups — with a suggested retail price of $559.


    After that, Seagate plans to introduce versions for other consumer electronics, such as digital video recorders that are growing in popularity as standalone set-top-boxes or part of cable and satellite television receivers.

    For consumers, the beefier drives mean they can store more movies, photos, games and songs with less worry about quickly running out of space. They also could have larger backup drives to ensure against data loss when their drives crash. (Seagate offers a five-year warranty on its drives.)

    Analysts say a 750-gigabyte drive could hold roughly 375 hours of standard-definition television programming, about 75 hours of high-definition video, or more than 10,000 music CDs converted to the MP3 digital audio format.

    For the hard drive industry, the capacity milestone pegs the biggest, fastest jump in its 50-year history.

    The big leap stems from a new so-called “perpendicular recording” technology that allows drive makers like Seagate and rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to boost the density of a disk by aligning bits of data vertically rather than horizontally. At the same time, fewer moving components are needed in the drives.

    The advances are leading to the largest, most reliable disk drives yet, said Seagate product marketing manager Joni Clark.

    Before long, consumers will have terabyte-, or 1,000-gigabyte, drives at their disposal, Clark said.
     
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    That'll hold a lot of donkey porn...
     
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    I WANT ONE!!

    But not for donkey porn. I want it to store, uh, completely legally acquired music and software.
     
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    Yes, I want one for my legally acquired music... Yes, legally acquired....
     
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    Using DNA to store digital data...
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    Study: Digital information can be stored in DNA
    Jan 23,`13 -- It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries.

     

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