Seagate Technology is serving up its first 1-terabyte hard drive. The company is expected to announce Monday that it will offer a retail hard drive for $399 beginning in the third quarter of this year. The Barracuda 7200.11 will have up to 32 megabytes of cache and a five-year warranty.
The amount of information that can be stored in a 1-terabyte drive is equal to turning 50,000 trees into paper, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. Hitachi two months ago, for the same price of $399.