Jack Writes:A new record will be set by Seagate Technology, world leader in hard drive market, as the company announced their upcoming desktop hard drive, which will offer no less than 750GB of storage space.The monster drive is part of the new Barracuda 7200.10 family built on perpendicular recording technology to meet the growing storage capacity, performance and reliability requirements of desktop computers and low-end servers.
The new Barracuda 7200.10 family is now shipping to the worldwide distribution channel. With the introduction of these drives, Seagate now delivers perpendicular recording technology across its desktop, notebook, enterprise, consumer electronics and retail hard drives. The technology stands data bits vertically onto the disc media, rather than horizontal to the surface as with traditional longitudinal recording, to deliver new levels of hard drive data density, capacity and reliability. The new data orientation also increases drive throughput without increasing spin speed by allowing more data bits to pass under the drive head in the same amount of time.
To meet the growing storage capacity requirements of both PCs and servers, the Barracuda 7200.10 family provides 200GB to 750GB of capacity on the strength of industry-leading data density of 130 Gigabits per square inch (up to 188 Gigabytes per disc). Seagate's unmatched data density delivers the best reliability and performance of any PC hard drive in its class.
Barracuda 7200.10 also features cache sizes from 8MB to 16MB and 1.5Gb/s and 3.0Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) data transfer rates with Native Command Queuing. NCQ enhances reliability in heavy workloads by reducing head movement and streamlining the delivery of queued commands to the drive.
With Barracuda 7200.10, Seagate offers even more technological advances, delivering these unique, leading-edge capabilities: * Adaptive Fly Height - Maximizes the consistency of read/write performance across the entire disc by adjusting the fly height (distance between the disc head and platter) according to changes in environmental operating conditions. * Clean Sweep - Helps maintain media integrity and drive reliability by passing the drive head over the entire platter during power-on to smooth out any irregularities in the disc surface.
Backed by Seagate's industry-leading 5-year warranty, the 7200-rpm Barracuda 7200.10 family is ideal for system builders requiring the industry's leading combination of hard drive capacity, performance and reliability for single-user systems such as desktop PC RAID, digital editing, hot-rod gaming, single-drive external storage and consumer PCs. The drives also provide the high throughput and low cost-per-gigabyte storage required for multi-user systems such as low-cost servers for small offices.