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So, what are the main attractive features of the new Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (ST9160821A) hard disk drive with perpendicular recording technology? Of course, the primary advantage is its high storage capacity. Thanks to 160GB of storage space it has simply no competitors in this field. If the storage capacity is a crucial parameter for you, then Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (ST9160821A) is definitely the way to go. Second important feature of this drive is its performance. As our tests showed, even though Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (ST9160821A) didn’t win in all the benchmarks and patterns it proved pretty fast in most real-life tests and outpaced the competitors in the majority of them.

So, Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (ST9160821A) presents a perfect combination of big storage capacity and quite high performance, which turns it into an optimal choice for most needs. The high price of the new HDDs will inevitably go down now that the drives started selling, because the competitors will not sit idle and there will be more and more HDDs with perpendicular recording technology in the market. By the way, as we have seen in the linear reading and writing tests, this new technology managed to significantly increase the linear speeds having created a good basis for further performance improvement.

Now we are looking forward to perpendicular recording technology implementation in 3.5-inch HDDs!

 
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