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 »  Seagate Reaches 1 TB Milestone

Now you can forget about not having space on hard drive to store your files, because Seagate launched the 1 terabyte (TB) hard drives that deliver an ideal combination of capacity, performance and reliability not only for enterprises but also for desktop PCs.
Beside 1TB of capacity the Barracuda 7200.11 and Barracuda ES.2 deliver 7,200-rpm spin speeds, average seek times of 8.5ms, caches up to 32MB and five-year limited warranty.

"The need for high-capacity storage in enterprise networks and home entertainment centers is almost insatiable," said John Monroe, a research vice president at Gartner. "Historians may consider the shipment of 1TB drives as a watershed event for the industry but users will consider such devices commonplace. We believe 1TB (and larger) drives will become 'standard equipment' in, on or near virtually every television set in the world as well as in a variety of multi-user environments."

The Barracuda ES.2 is destined to be used in enterprise storage environments including: networked and tiered storage solutions, reference/compliance storage, disc-to-disc backup and restore, archiving solutions, rich media content storage and collaboration.

The ES.2 comes with rotational vibration feed forward (RVFF) that helps keep down vibration in systems where drives are packed in tight. Reliability of the ES.2 is said to be 10-times better than desktop-class drives with a 1.2million hours mean time between failure (MTBF) rate.

Also, Barracuda ES2 feature PowerTrim technology which dynamically manages drive power consumption at all levels of activity and delivers a 20% reduction in overall drive power consumption and a best-in-class 55% reduction in watts-per-gigabyte.

For the Barracuda 7200.11 Seagate claims a 105MB/s sustained transfer rate and a low power rating of 8 watts at idle.

Seagate announced the Barracuda ES.2 and 7200.11 will begin shipping in volume during the third quarter and the MSRP of 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 will be $399.99.

Last week, Samsung launched its 1TB hard-drive line - the SpinPoint F1 Series Serial ATA hard drive.

Date : 2007-07-08 00:00:00
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