Seagate has started shipping their new 3 TB Barracuda XT hard drives into the market. The new 3 TB drive shouldn’t have problems with systems that had a 2.1 TB drive limitation. There were issues were drives above 2TB could not be used with these PCs. Old PC BIOS and operating systems such as Windows XP had this limitation.
More space than you'll need, for the time being
The Barracuda XT comes with a Seagate DiscWizard which fixes the problem and allows users to use the drive as usual. The free software is available for download from their site. The new 7200 rpm Barracuda drive comes with a 64 MB cache and is SATA 3 compatible.
BanSeng Teh, Srr VP and MD of Seagate Asia Pacific and Japan said “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.”
Publish date: March 4, 2011 12:59 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:24 pm