Seagate's eco-friendly Barracuda LP HDD has now got a brand new name and some new features, too. The Barracuda Green hard drives benefit from cool and quiet operation, and some technology that is said to deliver best-in-class performance while allowing for seamless integration into a system without the need for additional performance utilities. The low power storage solutions are also reported to be the industry's highest-performance eco-friendly 3.5-inch desktop drives.
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.
It’s not all Flash based memory in the world of new storage devices. Traditional HDD’s still have some life in their platters and Seagate
have teamed up to give good old Serial ATA (SATA) HDD’s a speed bump with the first public demonstration of next-generation high-speed data transfer 6Gigabit/second units for bandwidth-hungry desktop and laptop PC applications including gaming, streaming video and graphics multimedia.
June 9, 2005 A travelling Martian could be excused for confusing the digital storage and construction industries as it seems not a month goes by without a number of significant “groundbreaking firsts” in both camps. Whatever problems humanity will face in the future, massive digital storage in a very small form factor will not be one of them. In an industry characterised by extreme competitiveness and a level of excellence that can be quantified, each new product range seems to hold a number of “groundbreaking firsts.” Seagate’s new range of disc drives was released yesterday and the product plans outlined point to a future where every one of our main possessions has its own specifically-designed disc drive. What began as home PC storage capacity has been supplemented by digital storage in PDAs, MP3 players, game consoles, digital cameras and personal video recorders (PVR) and will soon be added to in our automobiles and mobile phones. Yesterday’s Seagate announcement included a number of “groundbreaking storage firsts” designed to enable a range of consumer electronics and traditional applications, including the first 2.5-inch hard drive using perpendicular recording, the first hard drive with Full Disc Encryption, the first 8GB 1-inch hard drive for handhelds capacities and a ruggedised hard drive designed specifically for automotive applications.