500GB HDD Shootout: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 and Others!. Page 5
[10/31/2006 02:57 PM | Storage]
by Alexey Volkov , Nikita Nikolaichev
In our today’s roundup we will not only talk about the new generation of Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 HDDs (750GB and 500GB models), but will also introduce to you another 12 solutions with 500GB storage capacity from Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital and Hitachi. Read our roundup for the extensive performance analysis!
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB (ST3500641AS)
The 500GB model from the Barracuda 7200.9 series employs four rather than three platters because it does not utilize perpendicular recording technology. It is codenamed Tonka 4D and has a data density of 133GB per platter, not impressive by today’s standards.
Seagate NL.2 500GB (ST3500641NS)
This NearLine 2 series disk is a very close relative of the previous model. Although the NL.2 series is targeted at professional applications (data storage systems, etc), this relation cannot be concealed even with the “special” NL.2 firmware.
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