Seagate ships large areal density drive

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Seagate ships large areal density drive

SYDNEY – The foundation for Seagate’s one-terabyte enterprise-level external hard drive is finally being shipped to Australia two months after the hardware’s release.

The Barracuda 7200.10 is the industry’s first 250GB-per-disc, 3.5-inch storage drive.

Functioning on a second-generation perpendicular magnetic platform, the Barracuda packs 180 gigabits per square inch and was designed to cater for the data-hungry enterprise market.

“The one-disc Barracuda hard drive is designed to deal with the increasing amounts of data being produced at home and in the office. The drive can be configured for use in business applications, with the advantages resulting from running a single platter in a drive including lower power consumption, lower operating temperatures and less noise,” Seagate managing director – channel sales and marketing Asia Pacific, Kevin Lee, told iTnews.

The drives will retail for $135 for 8MB and $145.00 for 16MB.

“Seagate remains focused on leading the hard drive’s pivotal transition to perpendicular recording technology and maintaining our areal density leadership in order to meet our customers’ growing storage capacity and reliability needs,” said Seagate chief sales and marketing officer, Brian Dexheimer, in a statement to the press.

“This product’s leading areal density epitomises our efforts to deliver technologies that are unmatched in allowing organisations and consumers to store, protect and share digital content.”
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