Seagate to release 1 TB hard drive in H1 2007

Chicago (IL) - Seagate has reacted to rumors that the company may be showing a 1 TB version of its Barracuda 3.5" desktop hard drive at the Consumer Electronics Show. Company spokesman Michael Hall said that the firm expects "to be the first to deliver 1 TB hard drives in high volume for global customers during the first half of 2007."

The drive will be the company's second generation perpendicular hard drive, following a 750 GB version that has been shipping since April 2006. Hall added that the four-platter drive "will use fewer heads and discs than similar-capacity products [from competitors]."

While not confirmed, 1 TB hard drives are expected to be shown either by Seagate and/or other vendors at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.