Seagate has announced that it has started shipping out 4 TB drives with platters of 1 TB.
The company's new lineup of SSHDs aims to "deliver blazing-fast performance and high-capacity at an affordable price".
A Seagate rep has said that the company will stop the manufacture of 2.5-inch 7200RPM hard drives by the end of 2013.
Seagate has released a preliminary result of its fiscal second quarter 2013, or the fourth calendar quarter of 2012.
Western Digital has a new 4 TB flagship. Its WD4001FAEX is part of the company’s Black family of performance-oriented drives. Spinning at 7,200 RPM, it might seem at home in a high-end desktop, but our numbers suggest it might fare better in a server.
Every once in a while, when the physical limits of magnetic HDD recording are approached, the hard drive industry experiments with new magnetic recording technologies.
Western Digital (WD) delivered a solid quarterly result by current standards but reflected a cautious stance toward the potential positive impact of Windows 8 on the PC industry.
Thanks to advances in manufacturing and 4 KB sectors, we finally have 2.5" hard drives with 500 GB per platter and a notebook-friendly 9.5 mm Z-height. Thanks to their high data density, even power-friendly 5400 RPM drives offer impressive transfer rates.
The hard drive industry has shed the impact of the catastrophic Thailand flood last year and has fully recovered, IHS reports.