Storage giant Seagate, Announced that it will launch a series of hard disk drives later this year storage Huge of 3TB. However, the drives are expected to be supported only by operating systems running on 64 Bit
Recently there have been quite a few drives in the market Of various kinds
Which offer storage volumes Unprecedented
. Company Seagate
, Known as one of the dominance in the storage industry, Has officially announced
Announced today that it plans to launch a new series of 3TB hard drives this year. It is important to note that in the past Already introduced manufacturer
Hard drives in volumes above 1TB, but some of these drives Were found to be problematic
, Since after several months of work many customers started complaining that the drives just "freeze" and crash while in operation. Most likely that Seagate
Learned from past mistakes, but even now a number of problems are expected with the hard drives - since according to the company the number of obstacles created in the drives whose volume exceeds 2.1TB should be overcome.
According to the published information, the new drives will support the systems Windows 7
Only, and only in the 64 bit versions of these operating systems. In addition, certain versions of Linux will be supported, but users will also be supported Windows XP
Food Operating System
32 bit will try to use the new drives, will be able to take advantage of only a fraction of the capacity of the drive, if any.
Large-volume hard drives require more address space than can be allocated using the existing LBA standard, so the drives require support for the Long LBA standard, which assigns a unique address to each block the size of 4KB (compared to 512 bytes in the old LBA standard) , Support that only exists in some operating systems. There are also other obstacles that prevent the use of drives in a RAID array, or as a primary drive from which the operating system is running; If you succeed Seagate
To drive the entire industry to support drives that exceed 2.1TB, we can see many drives in huge volumes in the near future.
"Despite the much work that is expected of the company's engineers before the launch of the drives, the manufacturers of motherboards and operating systems ensure full compatibility with the drives - and about 80% of the infrastructure for the drives is already ready," they say inSeagate
. The drives will be available for purchase by the end of the current year, and they will probably cost quite a bit - but still significantly less than the SSDs (although these Gradually becoming cheaper