Saturday October 15, 2016

Seagate Drops The World's Largest Tiny Hard Drive

Seagate has announced a couple of new additions to their BarraCuda line, one of which is the largest-capacity 2.5-inch drive available on the market, coming in at 5TB. I wonder if the given price is for real.

The BarraCuda ST5000 pushes the capacity limit from the previous 4TB to 5TB, and will be priced around $85. Seagate says the drive uses the company’s 1TB-per-platter design that it unveiled at CES in January 2016. The same drive is also available in 4TB and 3TB models. All are 5,400rpm drives with 128MB of cache and a two-year warranty. Power consumption is rated at 2.1 watts under load and 1.1 watts while idle.