Seagate ships 4TB hard drive

Seagate said has begun shipping a new 4TB external hard drive - a capacity it says is the highest in the industry.

The new 4TB GoFlex Desk drive goes on sale "within the month" at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $249.99. Or you can buy it here now.

"We have reached a new high-capacity in the 3.5-inch hard drive form factor," boasted Patrick Connolly, general manager of Retail products for Seagate. At Seagate, we are committed to pushing the limits for our customers and will continue to adapt and innovate our products based on customer needs.”

Seagate reckons the 4TB drive has the space to contain over 2,000 HD movies. The USB 3.0 device also works with USB connections. Pre-loaded back up software provides automatic, continuous encrypted backup.

Seagate said it is eyeing Thunderbolt for future implementations of the GoFlex Desk line.