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[The Reg] Seagate has bust the terabyte platter barrier

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It's done it; Seagate has achieved a 625Gbit/in2 areal density enabling it to produce 3TB Barracuda drives on just three platters instead of the current five.

It says it is on track for the channel to receive product around the middle of the year with 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB and 3TB capacity points.
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El Reg would like to point out that, if Seagate stayed with its 5-platter design, it could produce a single drive with an awesome 5TB capacity.
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Samsung sold that tech at Seagate. Lulz.
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Yet their drives still suck immensely.
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Yay! Now I can have 3tb of seagate fail within a year instead of 2.
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Ok, so make 5TB right now... Why wait?

I still won't buy Seagate.
 
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Yet their drives still suck immensely.
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Yay! Now I can have 3tb of seagate fail within a year instead of 2.
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Ok, so make 5TB right now... Why wait?

I still won't buy Seagate.
    
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I haven't had any Seagate problems yet, though I've never had an HDD problems myself to begin with
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Not a fan of Seagate drives but good to see drive tech advancing. I need more storage space!
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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...drives-failing

That should be enough said...

Their 5400.x drives are fine, along with their old 7200.10 and less, their 7200.11 and .12s may be fast - but they suck ass.

Edit, ah and some personal experience, I've had to RMA 54 7200.11's (50 of them were recertified, but still)
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I haven't had any Seagate problems yet, though I've never had an HDD problems myself to begin with
Ditto.

Owned/managed dozens of Seagates over the years, and never had issues.
    
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