Seagate to whip out 1TB 2.5-incher
Never mind the width, look at the depth
It seems that you can buy a 1TB 2.5-inch FreeAgent Go drive from morecomputers.com for £150, including VAT. The only small problem is that Seagate hasn't announced it yet.
According to morecomputers, the drive spins at 5,400rpm, has a USB 2.0 connection, and its model number is ST910004FAD2E1-RK. Don't bother searching for it on Seagate's web site: it isn't there. Morecomputers lists it as being out of stock and the restock date is 1 December.
The number of platters is not known. WD launched a 3-platter 1TB 2.5-inch Scorpio Blue drive in July. Seagate's largest announced FreeAgent Go has 640GB capacity and uses a 2-platter, 2.5-inch drive, which fits in the standard 9.5mm deep notebook drive bay; a 3-platter drive will not.
Fudzilla first reported this.
Has Seagate cracked the 500GB/platter areal density technology with 2.5-inch platters? That would an enormous coup.
It's going to be either a 3-platter drive at slightly more than 333GB/platter to get to the 1TB level, or a 2 platter, 500GB/platter wonder product. We're waiting wide-eyed to find out which. ®