Seagate hits back with new drives

Hard drive maker Seagate plans to boost the capacity of its PC and server drives and deliver a 1-inch drive for consumer electronics, the company said Monday.

The company plans to release a range of new products, including a 400GB, 3.5-inch drive for desktops; a 100GB, 2.5-inch drive for notebook PCs; and a 5GB, 1-inch drive for consumer electronics.The revised lineup, which also includes several server drives that can hold up to 500GB, will hit the market at various times this fall, boosting Seagate’s presence in PCs and servers and in the consumer electronics segment of the global hard drive market.

Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.8 for desktop PCs and some servers will offer up to 400GB of storage capacity, for example, giving the drive maker an answer to rival Hitachi Global Storage’s 400GB desktop drive. The Barracuda 7200.8 will come in a variety of configurations, with sizes ranging from 250GB to 400GB and data buffers of between 8MB and 16MB. It will rotate at 7,200 revolutions per minute, Seagate said.

Seagate’s Momentus 7200.1 notebook drive will offer up to 100GB of storage capacity and spin at 7,200rpm. It will also offer a choice between serial ATA and ultra ATA interfaces. The Momentus 5400.2 will be available in similar capacities but will rotate at 5,400rpm and offer only an ultra ATA interface, Seagate said.

News source: CNet


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