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Seagate Ships 3TB Barracuda XT

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Seagate has begun shipping its 3 TB Barracuda desktop hard drive.

To deal with the 2.1 TB storage capacity limit in legacy PC BIOS designs and device drivers that are used by older operating systems such as Windows XP, Seagate offers a configuration software package that allows Windows XP and PC BIOS as well as the new UEFI BIOS to access the full storage capacity of the drive. The software can be downloaded free of charge from the manufacturer's website.

The new 72000 RPM 3.5-inch drive ships with 64 MB cache and 6 Gb SATA interface. Seagate claims a sustained data transfer rate of 138 Mb/s and an average operational power consumption of 9.23 watts. The suggested retail prices has not been announced.    

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    fenixkane , March 1, 2011 9:22 PM
    Might want to fix the RPM. One too many zeros methinks.
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    dormantreign , March 1, 2011 9:27 PM
    72000Rpm eh? And only 130Mb/s read rate.....Holy!
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    Insedeel , March 1, 2011 9:32 PM
    72000 RPM eh? Might want to change that to 7200. :)  Pretty cool stuff though! Can't wait to get one of those drives.
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    kimyeang88 , March 1, 2011 9:37 PM
    if the price is 99$, it would be great lol:D 
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    noggie12 , March 1, 2011 9:41 PM
    did they mean 7200 rpm, cuz if not... 72000 is BEAST!
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    crazitrain02 , March 1, 2011 9:42 PM
    72000 RPM!!!
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    mp562 , March 1, 2011 9:52 PM
    Holy cow, that's the fastest hard drive ever -- 72000 RPM's ?!?!?! LOL
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    mp562 , March 1, 2011 9:53 PM
    Must be the new land speed record hard drive Seagate has been working on -- 72000 RPM version.
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    ltbob , March 1, 2011 10:21 PM
    The new 72000 RPM 3.5-inch drive ships

    IMPOSSIBLE SPEED! or is it a typo..

    3tb ftw!
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    easdfqwer , March 1, 2011 10:50 PM
    72000 RMP !! DO WANT
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    easdfqwer , March 1, 2011 10:51 PM
    72000 RPM !!
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    the associate , March 1, 2011 10:53 PM
    72000 rpm, must sound pretty sick :) 
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    wribbs , March 1, 2011 11:10 PM
    Okay, a little late to the party. Now how about a 3TB Momentus XT.

    I wonder what a 72000 RPM drive would sound like...
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    wribbs , March 1, 2011 11:14 PM
    Okay, a little late to the party. Now how about a 3TB Momentus XT.

    I wonder what a 72000 RPM drive would sound like...
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    wribbs , March 1, 2011 11:18 PM
    Okay, a little late to the party. Now how about a 3TB Momentus XT.

    I wonder what a 72000 RPM drive would sound like...
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    scout62 , March 1, 2011 11:45 PM
    72000 rpm is REALLY fast!
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    Anonymous , March 2, 2011 12:53 AM
    OMG 72000 RPM?
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    bkuehl , March 2, 2011 1:06 AM
    72,000 RPM!? Dang that thing must be faster than my solid state drive :D 
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    JD13 , March 2, 2011 1:20 AM
    Seagate is junk! When Maxtor was bought out by them everything turned to junk. I'll never buy from them again!
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    Flameout , March 2, 2011 1:24 AM
    "The new 72000 RPM 3.5-inch drive..." now 10x faster than regular drives! Get yours today!
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