Seagate is one of the largest makers of HDDs on the market today. The last time Seagate was in the news was back in October when there were rumors of a potential sale of the company that so far hasn't happened.
Today, however, Seagate has announced a new Barracuda XT that crams in performance with lots of storage capacity.
The 3TB Barracuda XT aimed at the desktop market that is able to allow the computer system to see all 3TB of storage space without additional hardware. The HDD is aimed at home servers, workstations, HD video editing applications, and high performance gaming computers.
The XT comes with Seagate DiscWizard software that makes the drives easy to deploy and configure so that all users can get the full 3TB, not just the 2.1TB limit that applies to older operating systems like Windows XP. The 3TB Barracuda XT are also capable of providing full 3TB access with both PC BIOS and UEFI.
"Seagate is squarely focused on delivering the storage performance, capacity and innovation to ensure that technology transitions remain seamless for our customers," said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. "The Barracuda XT hard drive epitomizes our commitment to providing end-user customers and PC manufacturers with the world’s most advanced storage solutions."
The HDD has a 64MB cache that is optimized for cache-intensive uses like gaming and nonlinear video editing. The HDD uses the SATA 6GB/s port and spins at 7,200 rpm. It uses a traditional 3.5-inch form factor and uses 4K sector standards. The Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB HDD will sell for $279.99 and should hit stores soon.