Although Seagate announced their 1.5TB hard drive well over two months ago, it took quite a while before the model began to show up in retailers. That has apparently changed recently though, as NewEgg and a few others now have the monster hard drives in stock.
At current time, NewEgg, Tiger Direct and CompUSA all stock the drive, and for the exact same price of $189.99 – which is incredible. The price of storage has fallen so much over the past few years, that the case really is that anyone can have too much storage… far more than they’d ever need. Of course, that’s what we said a few years ago about 100GB drives, but I can’t see the progression keeping up. Even with today’s media-hungry lifestyle, it would take a lot of effort to fill 1TB or more.
Speaking of 1TB, those drives are also worth considering, as their prices have also plummeted. When those drives first hit the market, they carried a price tag of $400, but now? $130 on average. 500GB? $70. Prices are indeed amazing, and there’s no better time than now to be a storage glutton. With RAM and processor prices being what they are, it’s never been easier to build a stellar PC that won’t break the bank, that’s for sure.
This is the ultimate drive for the ages, and it will take ages to fill it up. By now, the world knows that Seagate Barracuda 7200 drives deliver years of reliable service and high performance. In one bold move, Seagate provides the largest single capacity jump in the history of hard drives – a half-terabyte increase from the previous high 1TB.