Just days after its subsidiary launched a 4TB external hard disk drive that is powered by USB, Seagate unveiled its own. Its look like the arms race in the storage market goes on.

With Seagate’s 4TB hard drive you can stores 800 DVDs data in it, and what awesome thing is that it fits in your hand. We make you aware that Seagate Technology PLC is an American-founded data storage company that was incorporated in 1978 as Shugart Technology.

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This capacity was previously available on only either desktop hard drives or on bulkier, heavier external drives.

Seagate has planned to release the product under the Samsung Hard Disk Driver banner, a division of Samsung Electronics which Seagate acquired back in 2011. As a result of the $1.4 billion acquisition in late 2011, Seagate now is one of the largest hard drive manufacturers in the world with a 40% market share in global hard drive unit sales. The company enjoys a near duopoly in the hard drive business with rival company Western Digital. The two companies combined had a share of almost 85% in the hard drive market in 2014.

The Seagate’s 4TB hard drive is likely to have the highest storage density of any drives on the market; meaning that no drives beat it when it comes to cramming more bytes per cubic inch.

The latter is likely to use the same Spinpoint M10P drive, a 5-disk platter (800GB per platter), which is thicker than standard 2.

Seagate has bundled Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud-based online storage service with the drive and it will remain free for two years allowing the users to get 200GB as backup.

That carries a cost of $3.99 per month (although the next tier, which costs $6.99 per month and comes with Office 365 and unlimited storage, is an arguably better bargain).

The drive will go on sale in a few weeks in the US and carries a suggested retail price of $240.

Source: forbes, via

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