Hitachi Says Terabyte Hard Drives Coming Later This Year

hitachilogo.gifHitachi claims that it’s finally going to break the terabyte barrier on desktop hard drives later this year with the first 1TB hard drive. They’re already manufacturing 500GB drives, and Seagate is already making 750GB drives, so bumping it up to 1TB shouldn’t be that big of a problem.

These drives will not only go inside your desktops, they’ll be included in TVs and TiVos, letting you record entire seasons of shows in HD quality. We’re always on the lookout for more storage here at CrunchGear, so let us know if you’ve seen any good deals on hard drives lately. The cheapest we’ve seen on Newegg is $139 for a 400GB Western Digital.

Terabyte drive to debut later this year [CNET]