Seagate's 3TB hard drives are here

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Seagate’s 3TB hard drives are here.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/zOvqXU.jpg[/newsimage]Seagate delivered on its promise to launch a 3 TB external hard drive this year, becoming the first company to do so.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/seagates-3tb-hard-drives-are-here-31370/](http://www.myce.com/news/seagates-3tb-hard-drives-are-here-31370/)


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#2

By connector, do they mean the USB 3 cable? One should assume the usb3 connection to the drive shouldn’t need to be upgraded… just using the right cable a usb3 cabpable m/b or add-on card would be sufficient. While it’s possible for the drive to get better performance with usb 3 vs usb 2, the early usb 3 chipsets can’t fully transfer at the speeds indicated by the standard-- yet (early bandwidth design flaw built into the chipsets)


#3

Do they have a three terabyte internal hard drive?


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2528994]By connector, do they mean the USB 3 cable? One should assume the usb3 connection to the drive shouldn’t need to be upgraded… just using the right cable a usb3 cabpable m/b or add-on card would be sufficient. While it’s possible for the drive to get better performance with usb 3 vs usb 2, the early usb 3 chipsets can’t fully transfer at the speeds indicated by the standard-- yet (early bandwidth design flaw built into the chipsets)[/QUOTE]

Care to show evidence of this? As far as I know the lack of bandwidth is caused by the method used to connect the USB3 controller to the motherboard not the chips themselves. Many motherboards do not have enough PCIE lanes to allow full speed USB 3 or SATA3 for that matter. USB3 and SATA3 need a 4x PCIE connection. Add in cards must be 4x also.