Seagate Introduces World's First 3TB External HDD


Even though most computers are not designed to fully utilize a 3TB drive, Seagate could not resist the temptation of launching “the world's first 3 Terabyte (TB) external desktop drive.” According to Seagate, the 3.5-inch FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external hard drive can hold up to 120 HD movies or 1500 video games.

As with other drives in the FreeAgent GoFlex Desk range, it is possible to upgrade the drive's standard USB 2.0 interface to a faster interface using either a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800/USB 2.0 adapter . With the LBA (logical block addressing) standard limiting 32-bit OSes to 2.1TB , a 64-bit operating system is required to fully utilize the drive's 3TB capacity. The drive can be bought directly from Seagate's online store for $250.

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