Seagate Brings Us One Step Closer To Terabyte Sized Hard Drives

Seagate, a major manufacturer of hard drives since the early 1980’s, is currently in the planning stages of a project that will culminate in the release of a line of 3.5″ hard drives that boast the highest capacity of any drive aimed at non-business consumers. The Barracuda 7200.10 is a perpendicular drive that will offer up to 750GB per drive! With multiple interface options, these whisper quiet mega- drives will be compatible with most common configurations found today. Seagate has longevity and a decent reputation – this suggests that the new 7200 RPM Barracuda line will be as reliable as consumers have come to expect.

The new method of arranging digital data Seagate has created enables “increased areal density and dependability,” according to a Seagate press release. Considerable resources were expended to help make the perpendicular recording technology used in the new drives into a viable technology. Perpendicular recording increases density while using fewer moving parts. This technology, along with the “vertically stored data bits,” is responsible for the “increased data density and more gigabytes per platter.”

With Seagate’s inclusion of a five-year warranty, the Barracuda family of Mega-sized hard drives will be a hard deal to ignore. At the very least this will push the industry further and faster down the road towards selling larger capacity, lower priced, more reliable hard drives and I’m sure we can all appreciate that!

Seagate, a major manufacturer of hard drives since the early 1980’s, is currently in the planning stages of a project that will culminate in the release of a line of 3.5″ hard drives that boast the highest capacity of any drive aimed at non-business consumers. The Barracuda 7200.10 is a perpendicular drive that will offer up to 750GB per drive! With multiple interface options, these whisper quiet mega- drives will be compatible with most common configurations found today. Seagate has longevity and a decent reputation – this suggests that the new 7200 RPM Barracuda line will be as reliable as consumers have come to expect.

The new method of arranging digital data Seagate has created enables “increased areal density and dependability,” according to a Seagate press release. Considerable resources were expended to help make the perpendicular recording technology used in the new drives into a viable technology. Perpendicular recording increases density while using fewer moving parts. This technology, along with the “vertically stored data bits,” is responsible for the “increased data density and more gigabytes per platter.”

With Seagate’s inclusion of a five-year warranty, the Barracuda family of Mega-sized hard drives will be a hard deal to ignore. At the very least this will push the industry further and faster down the road towards selling larger capacity, lower priced, more reliable hard drives and I’m sure we can all appreciate that!

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