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[INQ] Seagate announces 3TB Barracuda XT

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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...acuda-xt-drive

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Seagate said, "The Barracuda XT hard drive combines a 64MB cache and Serial ATA 6Gb/s - an interface that delivers the highest system throughput - to enable the highest performance available in a desktop hard drive. The 3.5-inch, 7200RPM drive's 3TB of storage capacity gives desktop PC users the most space ever available for videos, games, photos and files."
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These will carry a hefty price I assume?
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Maybe it was the Millennium bug, but the IT industry had been awash with claims that HDDs above 2.1TB could not be used by most of yesterday's older PC BIOS and obsolescent Windows computers.

However Seagate's 3.5-inch, 7200RPM 3TB Barracuda XT overcomes that glitch with software called Discwizard that allows a user to configure the computer operating system for a 3TB HDD. Discwizard can be downloaded for free from Seagate's website.
downloaded and installed on to what the BIOS or the windows that you haven't installed yet. Who ever wrote that is an idiot.
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These will carry a hefty price I assume?
I am guessing $200 at most.
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downloaded and installed on to what the BIOS or the windows that you haven't installed yet. Who ever wrote that is an idiot.
I don't think anyone would want to use a 3tb drive in it's entirety as a os drive. (as of now)
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Originally Posted by KusH View Post
I don't think anyone would want to use a 3tb drive in it's entirety as a os drive. (as of now)
Yeah it's definitely a storage drive.
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I don't think anyone would want to use a 3tb drive in it's entirety as a os drive. (as of now)
B-b-b-but I want to format it all in FAT32 for Win98SE!!
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This ticks me of a bit, what's the point of sata3 on regular HDD that can barely achieve half of sata2's bandwidth? OT: nice to see 3TB hitting the market soon.
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Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
downloaded and installed on to what the BIOS or the windows that you haven't installed yet. Who ever wrote that is an idiot.
It's a tool you will have to run prior to using the disk. I'm sure the drive will ship with a bootable CD.
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I am guessing $200 at most.
Considering that certain Consumer 2TB Hard Drive's sell for about that I would say that estimate is off. I would assume roughly $250-300+.
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