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Hard Drives Get Super-Sized. 3TB From Seagate

Techstination feature for Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hard drives get super-sized. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. When it comes to computer storage, get ready to say goodbye to gigabytes. The latest external hard drive from Seagate....weighs in at 3 terabytes. That's about three trillion bytes or three thousand gigabytes. The numbers are getting so big, they're starting to sound like the national debt. Seagate product line management director Lance Ohara...

"The three terabyte capacity can store up to 120 HD movies, about a thousand five hundred video games and thousands of pictures, hours of digital music. So, you're talking about a lot of content."

It took a specialized bridge chip to overcome drive size limitations of some Windows computers. The price...about two hundred fifty dollars. The Go Flex line allows you to pick from a variety of ways to connect the drive to your PC or Mac. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Computers