The Register has learned that Seagate will introduce a 3TB HDD sometime within the year. Based on information provided by unnamed sources "familiar with the company's plans," The Register claims that the upcoming storage beast will be part of Seagate's Constellation ES enterprise-class line, and will feature a 6Gbit/s SAS interface.
According to Seagate, the Constellation ES line serves as a replacement for the Barracuda ES series. The largest Constellation ES drive to date is the 3.5-inch 2TB model spinning (round like a record baby) at 7,200rpm.
On the 2.5-inch front, the Constellation ES line maxes out at 500 GB capacity. However Seagate will supposedly release a 1 TB 2.5-inch model in June or sometime thereafter, making it the world's highest-capacity 2.5-inch drive until Toshiba, WD or another manufacturer comes along and takes the crown.
On a related note, The Register also learned that a new Savvio 2.5-inch drive is on the way, building upon the current 10K.4, 10,000rpm drive capacity limit of 600GB. This new HDD may offer a storage capacity of 750GB, however the exact amount is currently unknown.
and "backed up" (ie stolen) movies :-)
I'd like to see a reliability article done by Tom's. Put some of these 1TB and 2TB drives into various 24/7 scenarios and see how long they last without failures. These drives are getting bigger, but are they getting more reliable? 3TB is an awful lot of data to lose if you encounter a file system error and have to reformat.
Maybe instead saving it all on your own laptop they need a torrent server with couple of these new Seagates ;)
Not to mention that they are Seagates. You would get better data security scribbling your 0s and 1s in the sand at the beach than you would putting them on a Seagate drive.