Seagate's Industry First 1.5 TB Portable Drive

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thechief73

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Not to down-play Seagate's new product release, but this isnt anything new or unexpected, it was only a matter of time before we saw a portable drive with these specs, which are quite impressive with USB 3.0 and 1.5Tb in a 2.5" drive. Nice work Seagate.
 

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Useful as an off-site backup device for a large RAID array. Just add it as a mirror, let is sync, then kick it out of the array and store it off-site.
 

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[citation][nom]nukem950[/nom]I want to stick one in my laptop.[/citation]

I doubt its 9.5mm high. We'll have to wait a bit longer for 1TB and 1.5TB in laptops.
 
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[citation][nom]nforce4max[/nom]No thanks I will wait till WD gets something out that is a higher quality while being only slightly more expensive but over all I don't trust such drives except for SSD.[/citation]
What are you talking about? Since when is Seagate a low quality brand?
 
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Yeah, I'm aware of the 7200.11 issues, but 7200.12 drives are great drives. I'm one of those people that's never had a hard drive failure, and I've owned computers since 1999. I've had seagate, WD and Samsung drives and they've all worked. I don't prescribe to brand loyalty... yet. I'll make a purchase based on performance:price.
 

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[citation][nom]mikem_90[/nom]I doubt its 9.5mm high. We'll have to wait a bit longer for 1TB and 1.5TB in laptops.[/citation]

Some of us actually can fit 12.5 MM drives in our laptops. It's a nice addition to have now that drives are getting bigger in 2.5 " sizes. Before it was like why?
 

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Im still a little leery of seagate hard drives after their whole firmware debacle they had with their 7200.11 based 1TB/1.5TB/2TB desktop hard drives. I happened to luck out when I got one of the affected 1.5TB drives, as I was able to update the firmware before it took a dive, but it was still rather unsettling to know that before that, their was the possibility that the next time I restarted my PC, my hard drive might just give me the finger and never turn back on.
 

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[citation][nom]aford10[/nom]Seagate isn't bad, but you may want to Google, Seagate 7200.11 firmware issues. They aren't top of the line quality.[/citation]

It could be worse, could be Fujitsu...
 

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I love the fact that they are using USB 3 for this. So many companies are slow to adopt new standards, it's nice to see one releasing top of the line products while not holding on to old tech.
 

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[citation][nom]nukem950[/nom]I want to stick one in my laptop.[/citation]
[citation][nom]mikem_90[/nom]I doubt its 9.5mm high. We'll have to wait a bit longer for 1TB and 1.5TB in laptops.[/citation]
[citation][nom]lasaldude[/nom]Some of us actually can fit 12.5 MM drives in our laptops. It's a nice addition to have now that drives are getting bigger in 2.5 " sizes. Before it was like why?[/citation]


that's what she said.

to all of those.
 

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[citation][nom]lasaldude[/nom]Some of us actually can fit 12.5 MM drives in our laptops. It's a nice addition to have now that drives are getting bigger in 2.5 " sizes. Before it was like why?[/citation]
I agree.
BTW there is no way that this is a 2-platter drive, it is 3-platter (thus 12.5mm thick). 500GB/platter is quite an achievement! All the other manufactures are still at 375GB/platter (such as the Scorpio Blue 750GB drive).
 
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