Seagate today announced the Barracuda 7200.11, a 1.5 TB (that’s terabyte) hard drive – the world’s first. The drive uses Seagate’s perpendicular recording technology to squeeze  1,500 GB (that’s gigabytes) onto a normal 3.5″ disk drive. Normal in size, not capacity. Obviously.

To put that in perspective, you could have over 10,000 users on your computer, each with their own copy of Portal installed, before you’d run out of space.

If you’re planning on REALLY geeking out and getting 3 of these to slap into a RAID array for a sweet 3 TB of data rendundancy, you’ll have to wait til August. No word on pricing yet, but we’ll bet you’ll see these at street prices right around $299 or so.