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Seagate passes WiFi-enabled GoFlex Satellite hard drive through the FCC

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on May 15th, 2011

The latest gadget to pass through the FCC is the GoFlex Satellite hard drive from Seagate. Right now, if you want to add a network attached storage device to your network it is a time consuming process of connecting cables, finding a location for your drive near a router, and configuring your network. Seagate will make this process a whole lot easier with this device.

The device packs in 802.11 b/g/n WiFi capabilities, allowing you to add the Satellite to your network without stringing wires from your router to the drive. This also means you can put the Satellite anywhere you have network access. Nothing on pricing or release yet.

Seagate to ship 3TB HDD soon

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2011

HDD barriers are breaking left and right. The latest innovation comes from Seagate, breaking the 1TB density barrier. Seagate will soon be offering the world’s first 3TB hard disk drive. Today, this size is more important than ever, with all of our images and downloads etc.

This 3.5” HDD for desktop PCs will help insure that you have plenty of space. The new HDD uses three platters. For now, Seagate hasn’t mentioned a shipping-date. The price is also unknown, but we should have some more info soon.

Seagate GoFlex Slim Drive

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

Want to rock the slimmest drive that money can buy? Well, you are in luck. The Seagate GoFlex is about the thickness of a #2 pencil. You’ll barely even know it’s there. It features a fast 7200 RPM internal drive and USB 3.0 plug-and-play connectivity to deliver up to 10x faster transfer speeds.

Other features include backup software with encryption technology and the ability to restore previous file versions from your backups easily. The drive will play nice with either PC or Mac. Just $99.

Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT Hard Drive

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2011

Seagate, who is always rolling out the latest and greatest hard drives now has another new offering. No surprise there. Their newest 3.5-inch hard drive comes equipped with 3TB of storage space.

It’s called the Barracuda XT and the drive features a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, 64MB of cache memory and works at 7200 RPM. The 3TB Barracuda XT is available for purchase now if you have the scratch for just $279.

Seagate Barracuda Green hard drive now available

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

Seagate is thinking about the environment with their latest Barracuda Green hard drive. It’s the industry’s highest performance eco-friendly 3.5-inch desktop drive and it consumes very little juice, making it ideal for low-power personal computers, multi-drive home networking systems and external storage.

The new Barracuda Green will merge the industry’s highest spin speed (5900 RPM) with Seagate’s SmartAlign technology and this results in best-in-class performance. The Barracuda Green hard drive will run quietly, lowering system costs associated with fans and power supply devices that are often required for power-hungry systems. Over 70% of the materials used to build the drive can even be recycled.

Seagate, WD nearing launch of 3TB internal hard drives

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2010

We can never have enough storage, so it’s good that Seagate and Western Digital will soon be releasing their 3TB internal hard drives. There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but pictures of the drives have surfaced of the Seagate Barracuda XT and Western Digital Caviar Green.

The Seagate drive will feature a 7,200RPM speed, along with a 64MB memory buffer, a 6Gbps SATA interface and an access time of 8.5ms. The WD drive will spin at a slower 5,400RPM and offer a 3Gbps SATA interface, a similar 64MB of buffer and an access time of 8.9ms.

Seagate stuffs 3TB drives in BlackArmor NAS box

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

Seems like just yesterday that an entire network attached storage box held just 3TB all told, but now Seagate boasts that capacity with a single five-platter drive, and so the NAS are getting larger as well. Seagate has added its 3TB drive to the 2- and 4-slot BlackArmor NAS boxes, taking capacity up to 12TB.

Both systems will come pre-populated with 3TB drives in each bay. The BlackArmor NAS 440 is configured with RAID 5 and ships with 10 backup software licenses right out-of-the-box, while the NAS 220 ships with RAID 1 configuration for automatic data mirroring and five backup software licenses.

Seagate unveils first 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2010

Seagate has another first on their hands. The company has just announced the industry’s first 1.5TB portable external drive, the FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable. The drive features USB 3.0 connectivity giving you fast data transfers and it is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 if you’re using the older version.

These drives are formatted for the Windows NTFS file system, but include an optional NTFS driver for Mac, so it works for both systems. The drive will be available in black and will cost you $250 when it’s released.

Seagate announces GoFlex Home

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

Seagate’s new GoFlex Home is for users who need a ton of storage. It’s available in 1TB or 2TB capacities and connects via a local network with Windows, Mac computers (Time Machine compatible) or DLNA devices like the PS3.

It will act as a media file server for photos, music and movies and can be used to backup your home computers. GoFlex Home’s storage can grow by changing the drive module and by adding another disk via the USB port. You can also do both at the same time. If you own an iPhone/iPad or Blackberry, there is also an optional service that will let you access your data while on the go.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external HDD launches with 3TB of storage

Posted in Seagate by Shane McGlaun on June 29th, 2010

When it comes to storage capacity, we all want more. What seems like plenty the day you buy your computer or external HDD quickly fills up. Seagate has announced what it claims to be the world’s first 3TB external HDD.

The new HDD is called the FreeAgent GoFlex external drive. It is now available in 3TB, 2TB, and 1TB capacity. The 3TB version sells for $249.99. The drive comes with a USB 2.0 interface. You can add other GoFlex modules for more connectivity.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player gets Netflix streaming

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2010

Seagate’s FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player now has support for Netflix’s Watch Instantly. A free firmware update will enable the player to stream Netflix as well as content from YouTube, vTuner and Mediafly. This device just got a whole lot more competitive.

The unit also doubles as a UPnP / DLNA streamer to play content stored on networked PCs and drives, and you can get one for around $100 without a FreeAgent HDD.

Seagate and Paramount pre-load movies onto 500GB FreeAgent Go drives

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

Seagate has just announced the latest FreeAgent Go USB 2.0 drive, a small external HDD with a 2.5-inch 500GB disc, with about 20GB that’s already claimed. That’s because Seagate has partnered with Paramount Pictures in order to pre-load these drives with Star Trek, which can be unlocked after you register the drive.

There are also 20 other titles pre-loaded, which can be unlocked through the online purchase of a license key, with pricing ranging from $9.99 to $14.99 per film. And if you aren’t impressed, you can always just delete them.

Ex-employee says Seagate stole Hard Drive Silencing Technology

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2009

The drives may be silent, but an ex employee is not. The former employee is accusing Seagate of stealing the technology from MIT researchers (violating an NDA), and also alleges that they destroyed the blueprints in order to hide the evidence.

The lawsuit has stretched on for a decade believe it or not. It will be interesting to see the outcome if there ever is one. Especially considering this new allegation.

Seagate Pulsar: My God, it’s full of stars

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2009

Seagate Pulsar: My God, it's full of starsAlong with the picture above, Seagate has the following message “All These Planets Are Yours Except Europa, Attempt No Landing There.” And so Seagate has announced their first line of SSDs, named Pulsar. It’s a 2.5-inch drive in 50GB, 100GB and 200GB capacities.

The Pulsar drives are all 3Gb/s SATA compatible, with top read/write speeds of 240MB/s and 220MB/s. For comparison purposes, Intel’s X25-M hits 250MB/s read but only 100MB/s write, and the X25-M tops out at 160GB capacity.

Seagate outs first 6Gbps, 2TB hard drive

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2009

Seagate outs first 6Gbps, 2TB hard driveToday Seagate updated its Barracuda line with an industry first. The 2TB Barracuda XT drive uses a 6Gbps SATA interface and has twice as much theoretical bandwidth as existing SATA II drives. It gives the disk up to 600MBps in burst transfers. When it comes to actual speed, the drive is still pretty fast with a 140MBps sustained transfer rate and Seagate’s 64MB of onboard cache.

The Barracuda XT will support SATA II and 1.5Gbps SATA systems and should still reach its sustained speed on those models.