Although it’s by no means the only 4TB desktop hard drive
on the block, Seagate
’s new Desktop HDD
does boast an impressive density of 1TB per platter, which the company claims is an industry first.
Seagate has a couple more industry-leading declarations for the drive, too, including the lowest cost per gigabyte and highest average data rate (146MBps). We’ll hold off on declaring much of anything until we lay one of these puppies down in a test bed, but in any case the 3.5-inch Desktop HDD has solid specs, including a SATA
6Gbps interface, OptiCacheT technology for a performance boost, AcuTrac technology for more dependable performance, power conservation modes, and Disk Wizard software to make expanding storage past 2TB easier.
Street prices for the 4TB
Seagate Desktop HDD look to be consistently around $190.