Items tagged with 3tb

If you're currently in the market for a large capacity hard drive, you've come to the right place. Today we take a look at four of the latest 3TB drives to hit the market, from Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital. Although each HDD offers the same amount of storage, there are some distinct differences between them. Read on to find out what separates these products from one another, and then you can examine the performance numbers we recorded from each drive after running them through our benchmark gauntlet... 3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital Western Digital AV-GP,... Read more...
When we reviewed our first 3TB hard drive almost a year ago, the market wasn't quite ready for the huge storage capacity being made available. Fully compatible motherboards featuring the unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) were still months away, and having to use a separate host bus adapter (HBA) card was inconvenient and added extra cost. But a year brings a lot of changes to the technology landscape. UEFI-equipped boards are prevalent, starting with P67 based products and spreading to the latest Intel Z68 chipset as well. Many of AMD's 990FX motherboards also sport UEFI. If you're... Read more...
Yowsa. 3TB, comin' atcha. Seagate has just announced that their new 3TB Barracuda XT hard drive is a figment of your imagination no longer, and as of today, it's shipping to end users who are pushing the limits already on storage capacity. Seagate's marketing this as an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-install drive, designed to overcome the barriers in using HDDs larger than 2TB. The company claims that no extra hardware or software will be needed to use this drive, so those fears can be trashed. A free copy of Seagate's DiscWizard is included, which makes it simple to configure the drive for use, even... Read more...
We’re a little late this time around, but we’re back with the latest episode of the HotHardware Video Podcast. In this week’s episode, we talk about AMD’s upcoming “Fusion” Llano APU, the brand new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards, Samsung’s Epic 4G Android-based SmartPhone, and WD’s massive 3TB Caviar Green hard drive. In addition, we answer some reader questions and announce an awesome new contest! Show Notes: 00:17 - AMD Demos Llano Fusion-Based Processor 03:32 - AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850 Graphics Cards Debut 05:40 - Samsung Epic 4G... Read more...
Today, Western Digital announced the world's highest density hard drive, as they reach the 3TB mark with their newest, 5th generation Caviar Green product. The Caviar Green 3TB serves up a super-sized combination of reduced power consumption, lower operating temperature, and a quieter operation.  Unfortunately, if you're still using Windows XP, don't expect your system to make full use of any 3TB drive (yet). The problem is that older operating systems, in combination with a legacy BIOS and master boot record (MBR) partition table scheme, face a barrier at 2.19TB.  Existing motherboards... Read more...
While solid state drives get faster, mechanical hard drives get larger. Not long ago, we celebrated the first 1TB hard drive, and since then, welcomed 1.5TB and eventually 2TB drives to the consumer market. Yes, the performance increase that SSD's offer is more than impressive. However, they still can't touch the capacity that traditional hard drives provide tech-savvy, budget conscious consumers and system builders. When it comes to cost per gigabyte analysis, hard drives possess a huge advantage over SSD's. Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Today, Western Digital announces the world's... Read more...
Can it ever be big enough? If we're talking about hard drives, the answer is definitely "no!" As multi-media continues to grow larger and larger, and digital photographs do the same as the megapixels swell, having enough storage is becoming more and more difficult. Hard drive makers are cranking out bigger drives as fast as they can, and while we really need to move to another format altogether in order to see quantum leaps in sizes, hardly anyone will complain with 3TB in a single external drive today. Seagate has broken yet another record in the storage arena with their new FreeAgent Go Flex... Read more...
3TB. It's a milestone that we all knew would be reached at some point, but the same probably could not be said in 1980. Decades ago, the original LBA (logical block addressing) standard was developed, which isn't capable of assigning addresses to capacities in excess of 2.1TB. No one would ever use that much space, anyway. Right? Wrong. But now that the world needs 3TB+ drives, Seagate is ready to make the required adjustments to bring it to life. According to a new report at Thinq, Seagate has confirmed to them that the company will be "announcing a 3TB drive later this year." That's great news... Read more...