Published on Thursday, 22 December 2016 17:40
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It seems like yesterday that i was taking pictures with my brand new 4MP Olympus digital camera and a 512MB xD memory card while i was visiting London for the first time in my life (if i recall correctly i was in Hyde park when i first used that camera). Now the funny part is that 512MB was the highest capacity xD card model available in the market back then and i could actually take pictures for at least two whole days without running out of storage space. Today to get as many pictures using my Nikon digital camera i need a 64GB micro SD card and i think that example showcases exactly just how much things have changed when it comes to our portable digital storage needs. Luckily thanks to manufacturers like Seagate and their latest Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive it's highly unlikely that we will run out of mobile storage space anytime soon (again we're one of the first people in the world to get our hands on this drive).
Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions. From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. In addition, the company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data-recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type. Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.
The highest capacity 2.5" portable hard drive to ever reach our lab until this very day was the Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 model again by Seagate so getting their 5TB model was just a matter of time. Now as some of you may recall for the 4TB model Seagate had used a 15mm thick Momentus ST4000LM016 2.5" SATA III hard disk drive (five platter design / each 800GB in capacity / shingled magnetic recording) that featured a rotational speed of 5400RPM and 16MB of cache. The new variant wears the brand new 15mm thick Barracuda ST5000LM000 2.5" SATA III hard disk drive (5 platter design / 1TB each / shingled magnetic recording) that also features a rotational speed of 5400RPM but with 128MB of cache and a data transfer rate reported by Seagate at 140MB/s. Just like with the 4TB model Seagate covers the 5TB one with a 2 year limited warranty and offers a 2 year 200GB OneDrive Cloud-Storage subscription, complete compatibility with the Lyve App (organize and enjoy/share your media collection) and finally via their mobile backup app you can use it to backup all your mobile data (more on those in our review of the 4TB model here).