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World’s biggest and fastest desktop hard drive from Seagate

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September 21, 2009

Seagate's Barracuda XT desktop hard drive boasts a 6Gb/second SATA interface

Seagate's Barracuda XT desktop hard drive boasts a 6Gb/second SATA interface

Hard drives aren’t just getting bigger, they’re also getting faster. And, for the time being, there's no bigger or faster desktop hard drive than Seagate’s new Barracuda XT. It's a 7200RPM drive that boasts 2TB of storage space and a blazing 6Gb/second SATA interface. This high performance, high capacity drive is aimed at gamers, digital video editors and other storage- and speed-hungry desktop computing applications.

The Barracuda XT is a four-platter drive that features an area density of 368 Gigabits per square inch and delivers burst speeds of up to 6 Gigabits per second. At the same time, it maintains backwards compatibility with the SATA 3Gb/second and 1.5Gb/second interfaces, and uses the same cables and connectors as previous SATA generations. The drive’s 64MB cache also helps optimize burst performance and data speeds.

There are already motherboards available from ASUS and Gigabyte with SATA 6Gb/s interface support to take advantage of the speed of the Seagate Barracuda XT, which is available now for USD$300.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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