Seagate launch "worlds first" 3TB external hard drive

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Seagate have launched the 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external hard-drive. Offering a whopping amount of storage space, Seagate are claiming it’s the world’s first external drive of its size.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 and Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher, the USB 2.0 drive also can be used with an additional adaptor to give it USB 3.0 and Firewire capabilities for high speed transfer rates.

“As the definition quality of digital cameras increases, playback devices such as digital photo frames and MP3 players proliferate and the use of the Internet for downloading music and video continues to grow, more files accumulate in the home,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principle analyst of Parks Associates. “Consumers who are active in digital media creation and consumption will witness their digital media storage needs grow nine-fold by 2014, driving the demand for higher capacity, easy-to-use storage solutions.”

The drive is out now, priced £329.

If external drives aren’t your thing, Seagate are also working on an internal 3TB hard drive, though there are no official release details for that yet.

By Gerald Lynch | June 30th, 2010