Seagate has further pushed the storage limits with its three new desktop and laptop hard drives.
The most commendable of the three is its 1.5 terabyte Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive, which is the 11th generation hard drive, primarily designed for mainstream computers, workstations, high-end PCs and gaming PCs.
The high capacity for the disc is achieved because of ‘perpendicular magnetic recording’ technology, and it is capable of transferring data at an amazing rate of 120 MB per second, thanks partly to the fact that it is cramming more capacity per unit area.
It is a 3.5-inch four platter drive, available in both 16MB and 32MB cache versions, and it is expected to hit the market in this August.
Addressing the needs of rapidly growing market for notebooks, Seagate has introduced a couple of 2.5 inches, 500GB hard drives for laptops, namely- Momentous 7200.4, and the 5400.6- the former provides a spinning speed of 7200 rpm, whereas the latter delivers 5400 rpm.
The drives employ G-force sensors that detect the fall of heads and park them off the disc platters, to avoid any potential damage to the disc.
All the three drives are covered with a five-year warranty, and the notebook drives are expected to be shipped by the end of 2008.