Source : IT NewS WebSite
1,000GB of data? Bah! What about a whopping 2TB? We laugh at your puny storage solution!
For now, or rather Very Soon, you can have a whole 3TB on tap.
Seagate is busting past the 2,000GB mark with a new 3TB drive, which makes its debut in the new FreeAgent GoFlex family of external drives.
The 3TB GoFlex Desk drive will cost $479 when it arrives later this year, and will be followed by an internal Barracuda 3.5 inch drive kit.
Don’t go looking for the 3TB GoFlex drive on Seagate’s Web site – the unit still hasn’t been listed. But Seagate let the cat out of the bag at last week’s launch of the FreeAgent GoFlex range, which it touts as “the third generation” of its FreeAgent external hard drive range.
The GoFlex series uses the disk’s own SATA interface as the primary connection with cables providing the output to USB 2,0, USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and eSATA.
Seagate also offers an automated backup cable which comes with Windows backup software preloaded on a slab of flash memory baked into the cable hub.
The portable GoFlex and GoFlex Pro drives and the GoFlex Desk are all bundled with a USB 2.0 adapter cable.
The portable drives also slide into the GoFlex TV HD media player dock to play 1080p HD video and run digital photo slideshows on a big-screen telly, as well as the GoFlex Net media sharing hub to stream content to other devices across the Internet.
The entry-level GoFlex ultraportable drive goes on sale later this month at $120 for 320GB, $140 for 500GB and $250 for 1TB; the 7200rpm GoFlex Pro, which also includes inbuilt backup, starts at $170 for 500GB and $230 for 750GB.
The GoFlex Desk kicks off at $160 for 1TB and $250 for 2TB, with the GoFlex TV HD media player for $190 and the GoFlex Net for $130 (both the docks are priced sans disk).
Seagate has priced the GoFlex cables at $39 for the USB 3.0 cable, $49 for eSATA and $69 for FireWire 800.