But let us look a little deeper.
Today I would still suggest that the 3 platter, Samsung HD103UJ 1TB drive is the best buy. This drive was the original 3 platter 1TB drive.
In order to get to 1.5TB, Seagate have improved things slightly. The Seagate
Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB drive packs an average Areal density of 228Gbits/square inch over 3 platters and 6 surfaces.
The ST31500341AS, 1.5TB drive packs an average Areal density of 277Gbits/square inch over 4 platters and 8 surfaces.
So my advice is currently: Take advantage of numerous retailers "dumping" their stocks of 1TB drives, now retailing for 80GBP or less. Wait for the 1.5TB to arrive, price settle and perhaps migrate to 1.5TB drives but not before 2009.Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 User Manual including 1.5 TB
Buy this 1.5TB drive today from Scan Computers