Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Seagate Unveils 1.5-Terabyte HDD for Desktops

Seagate unveiled the industry's first 1.5-terabyte desktop and half-terabyte notebook hard drives.

The new Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB hard drive represents the eleventh generation of Seagate's flagship drive for desktop PCs. The new model delivers a half-terabyte increase from the previous highest capacity of 1TB, thanks to the capacity-boosting power of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology.

Seagate's new 2.5-inch half-terabyte 5400- and 7200-rpm drives -- Momentus 5400.6 and Momentus 7200.4 -- are the fourth generation of Seagate's laptop family to use PMR.