Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive Rolls Out!

Published on March 5th, 2011

A few days ago, Seagate, one of the leading company in making Hard drives started to roll out their new Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive. These Barracuda XT series are combination of the highest desktop storage capacity ever available with high-end performance.


This new 72000RPM 3 terabyte hard drive will give the users a taste of 6Gb/s connectivity, giving faster data transfer rate as compared to a 3Gb/s connectivity.

I had a previous post regarding compatibility issues with the 3TB HDD, Read This First Before Upgrading To 3TB Hard Disk. I mentioned there that not all systems, like Windows XP, can read and fully utilize more than 2.2TB and that you need a PCI Express HBA (Hot Bus Adapter) to make it work.

Fortunately Seagate has a solution for that. Seagate’s Barracuda XT comes with a software called DiscWizard which enables the OS and device drivers to read and fully utilize the 3 Terabytes even when you are using Windows XP. Not bad for an alternative solution.

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According to Seagate’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service – Dave Mosley: “Seagate is squarely focused on delivering the storage performance, capacity and innovation to ensure that technology transitions remain seamless for our customers,”. “The Barracuda® XT hard drive epitomizes our commitment to providing end-user customers and PC manufacturers with the world’s most advanced storage solutions.”

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive will be available soon in our local stores and SRP is around $279 USD. (And eventually, prices will go down after a few months or a year.)


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