Seagate is still pushing their GoFlex Desk line as hard as they can. After releasing the first 3TB external drive last year, they're raising the bar with their new 4TB beast.
To help visualize the difference between kilobytes, megabytes and other bytes the people at IBM Systems Magazine decided to find out how much "weight" our storage tools could hold if bytes were grams.
Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig confirmed rumors that the company will be releasing a monster 3TB drive later this year. That's a lot of disk space! But sorry XP users, the drive will require a 64-bit OS.
Current hard disk drives are up against their ceiling: a few hundred GB per inch. But a combination of two unique writing methods could lead to new HDDs that pack ten times as much data in the same space.