Bookmark and Share


Seagate Technology, the world’s largest manufacturer of hard disk drives (HDD), is about to commercially release its hard drive with unprecedented capacity of 750GB. The new drive not only utilizes perpendicular recording technologies, but also makes use of some recently developed capabilities aimed to boost reliability of HDDs.

Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.10 hard disk drive series will be available in 750GB, 500GB, 400GB, 320GB, 300GB, 250GB and 200GB capacities and with 8MB or 16MB caches depending on the model and will be compatible with computers featuring Parallel ATA-100 or Serial ATA-150/300 with native command queuing (NCQ) technology support connections. The new products will use 7200rpm motors, however, currently Seagate does not declare any performance data concerning the new HDDs.

According to Akiba PC Hotline web-site, Barracuda 7200.10 750GB model sports 16MB cache and can boast with 100GB maximum sustainable transfer rate, which is inline with previous generation enterprise-class hard disk drives.

The family of hard drives features Adaptive Fly Height technology that, according to Seagate, offers consistent read/write performance from the beginning to end of computing workloads and also sport Clean Sweep feature that automatically calibrates a hard drive each time it is powered up.

Perpendicular recording gets its name from the vertical alignment of data bits on the plane of the disk, which takes less room in contrast to the horizontal orientation of today’s longitudinal recording technology. To be accurately recorded and read, the more closely-packed perpendicular bits also require a closer association between the read/write head and the recording media. Hitachi said earlier this year it had achieved the 230Gb/in2 density by manipulating the head and media so that the distance between them is a mere 10nm.

Seagate did not comment on the news-story.


Comments currently: 14
Discussion started: 04/20/06 03:55:17 PM
Latest comment: 08/25/06 08:38:29 AM


"100GB maximum sustainable transfer rate", really?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/20/06 03:55:18 PM]


Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia