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Seagate 3TB Hard Drive To Sell For £178 Only

Seagate's PR has confirmed that the 3TB Freeagent GoFlex Seagate external hard disk drive will go on sale in the UK soon with a suggested retail price of £329 through selected retailers and online at Seagate.com.

However, a quick search online brought up at least three websites that will offer the world's biggest hard disk drive on the market for as little as £177.18 including VAT at Lambdatek (opens in new tab).

The STAC3000200 also offers one of the cheapest price per GB on the market. The cheapest 2TB hard disk drive, an external Western Digital Elements, is currently available for £95 at Amazon but the fact that Seagate's 3TB model comes with such a low price before launch means that further cuts aren't excluded.

Available in capacities ranging from 1TB to 3TB, the GoFlex Desk includes some nifty solution including the Seagate Dashboard, made by Memeo, which allows you to automatically backup your files and includes some nifty encryption software.

The drive, which comes with an optional Firewire 800 or USB 3.0 adaptor, carries a two year warranty. It will cost $250 in the US, roughly £161 in pound sterling and it is likely that HGST and Western Digital will announce similar drives in a near future.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.