LaCie, now Seagate's consumer facing subsidiary, announced a 5TB desktop drive (tip of the hat to Storage Newsletter). The unit is available in its 5big Thunderbolt Series, 2big Thunderbolt Series and d2 Thunderbolt Series.
The drive is reportedly a 5 platter, 7200RPM unit, which remains unannounced by parent Seagate. LaCie can now offer up to 25TB of capacity in a desktop enclosure.
The Storage Bits take
Of course WD's HGST unit - much of the old IBM disk business - is theoretically shipping (haven't seen any in the wild yet) a 6TB server drive. It will be interesting to see if they also offer it as a desktop unit from their G-tech brand.
Comments welcome, as always. Do you need a 5 or 6TB drive? Why?