Seagate ship world’s first 8 terabyte hard drive

Storage manufacturer Seagate has announced it has begun shipping the world's first 8 terabyte hard drive. These initial shipments have been made to the manufacturer's enterprise customers; the drives are not available to average consumers at present. 

By Alex Choros

Storage manufacturer Seagate has announced it has begun shipping the world's first 8 terabyte hard drive. These initial shipments have been made to the manufacturer's enterprise customers; the drives are not available to average consumers at present. 

Scott Horn, Seagate's vice president of marketing described the 8 terabyte hard drive as a "ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage."

An 8 terabyte hard drive could store approximately 1600 5 gigabyte movies, or 670,000 MP3s.

Seagate's 8 terabyte drive will be widely available before the end of the year. Retail pricing has yet to announced.

Source: Seagate

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