Seagate Announces a 4 TB External Drive!

Now, we’re talkin’! More storage, more storage! (Like “mo’ power, mo’ power!”) Can haz?

Seagate Announces World’s First 4-Terabyte External Hard Drive

“Seagate announced the first 4-terabyte external hard drive in the market on Wednesday, paired with a USB 3.0 adapter for speedy data transfers.

The new GoFlex Desk drive costs $249.99, and will be available from ‘select online retailers’ later this month. A GoFlex Desk version for the Mac includes FireWire 800 – not Thunderbolt – as well as a USB 2.0 interface. That version will be on store shelves by the end of the month, Seagate said.

Seagate sells its FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 adapter for $49.99 on its Web site, and a USB 3.0 adapter for $39.99 on the site as well. Each of the GoFlex Desk drives also ships in a ‘drive only’ configuration if a user already has the adapter, although Seagate doesn’t currently list a price for the 4-terabyte model. The 3-TB model only shaves $10 off the price for the ‘drive only’ configuration, however.

The new GoFlex Drive includes a surprisingly elegant industrial design, one that reminds me of a Art Deco-styled skyscraper rather than a desktop hard drive – at least in the press photo that Seagate published. That design will roll out to the other drives in the GoFlex family in the coming weeks, Seagate said.

‘Yet another industry first for Seagate, we have reached a new high-capacity in the 3.5-inch hard drive form factor,’ said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager of retail products for Seagate, in a statement. ‘At Seagate, we are committed to pushing the limits for our customers and will continue to adapt and innovate our products based on customer needs. This latest GoFlex Desk drive offering, with its new industry-leading capacity point, is a statement of our continued commitment to meet consumer needs.'”

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