The last high capacity drives we’d seen were the 3TB drives. Along with them came some compatibility issues. Now that those issues are behind us, Seagate has gone one step further and released the largest single storage drive - a 4 terabyte one. The drive, the Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB will be selling within the coming month in the US for $249.99 (roughly Rs. 11,250). A Mac-friendly version of the same drive, the GoFlex Desk for Macs will come out, soon after. The Mac version will include Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 support. There is no mention of USB 3.0 support on this new drive. Users can buy USB 3.0 adapters for the GoFlex drive from Seagate to achieve faster transfer rates.
3TB wasn't large enough!
With an external drive out in the market, it’s only a matter of time before internal drives with similar capacities make their way to the market. Hopefully, the internal 3.5-inch drives will be available at prices under Rs. 10,000, when they make their way into the market. Prices of other 3TB and lower capacity drives should also see some correction in the weeks to come, once the drives hit the market.