Seagate Confirms 3TB Hard Drive

Posted: May 18, 2010 in Tech

Seagate has confirmed that they are working on a 3 TB drive and it will be available in 2010. As of now, 2TB is the highest storage capacity available in a single hard disk drive. The launch of 3TB drives will push the prices of the 2TB drives down, which will help increase their sale.

The 3TB drive jump had its own fair share of obstacles as the current LBA (logical blocking addressing) standard set in 1980 only supports capacities up to 2.1 TB which means in order for hard drive companies to make hard drives that surpass that 2TB barrier, they’ll have to shift to a new way of addressing all of that storage space.

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