Seagate Releases First 4TB GoFlex External Hard Drive

Subject: Storage | September 8, 2011 - 11:01 PM |
Tagged: Seagate, Hard Drive, goflex, 4TB

Seagate has broken the capacity ceiling for single disk hard drives with their new GoFlex external hard drive reaching a beefy 4 TB of storage capacity. No specific details on performance have been released; however, Seagate has stated that the new four terabyte drive will be housed in their new industrial design enclosure and will carry an MSRP of $249.99.

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The new enclosure is a glossy black design that the company claims delivers a smaller footprint then their previous models. The front face holds a capacity meter that shows the used capacity in 25% increments. Connectivity options on the rear of the drive include FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. Users are also able to pair the 4TB GoFlex drive with a GoFlex adapter that enables USB 3.0 transfer speeds.

Currently, the 4TB hard drive is available for purchase from Seagate’s website, and will be available for purchase from online retailers within the month.  More photos of the drive are available here.  Personally, I had been holding off on the terabyte craze until a drive with at least four terabytes came out; however, storage needs required me to jump on a 2TB drive a bit earlier than I expected. Are you using a TB+ hard drive, or are you holding off for a certain capacity before jumping into the terabyte era?


Source: Seagate

September 9, 2011 | 12:53 AM - Posted by Chaitanya Shukla (not verified)

I own 2TB hard drives, I found that large capacity and speed really dont mix well with each other. If this 4TB drive was on a slower spindle speed the performance would degrade but atleast the temps would be well in control so that the drive would last longer.

September 9, 2011 | 05:28 AM - Posted by cyow

mmm 4TB drive I would care if it was slow as long as I can have that much driver space for storing me data that be cool.

September 9, 2011 | 09:37 AM - Posted by thebabycub (not verified)

Why have the need for a GoFlex adapter? Just build in a USB3.0 port instead of USB2.0 and it will still work connected to a USB2.0 port. Am I missing something?

September 9, 2011 | 04:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i have 4-2tb internal in my PC & 3-2tb external, not counting 320 Gb, 500 GB, 1TB, 1.5 TB will get more :)

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