Seagate will soon launch its first 4TB Desktop HDD featuring 1TB of
storage per platter.
The company's previous 4TB offerings used five platters with 800GB
of storage capacity per platter.
The 4TB/4 disk desktop solution is achieving a data rate of 160
MB/second while saving 35% in power consumption over competitive
drives, according to Seagate. Seagate's OptiCache technology has
been also incorporated boosting overall performance by as much as
The drive is equipped with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface.
Seagate also announced that it has now shipped 2 billion HDDs
globally, four year after reaching the 1 billion mark.
Seagate is battling with Western Digital for market leadership in
both revenue and shipments, especially in the enterprise business
segment. According to iSupply data, while Seagate had a 50 percent
share of the enterprise market last year, the introduction by
Western Digital of its new helium technology could catapult the
manufacturer to the top at the end of 2013, dethroning Seagate in