As we told you in a previous news, Seagate was preparing us a surprise. The 750 GB HDD.
Now it’s official. Seagate announced that the 750GB HDD will be available to the public. Probably because the leak they were forced to announced it before they planned.
But here we go. The monster drive is part of the new Barracuda 7200.10 family built on perpendicular recording technology to meet the growing storage capacity, performance and reliability requirements of desktop computers and low-end servers.
The technology stands data bits vertically onto the disc media, rather than horizontal to the surface as with traditional longitudinal recording, to deliver new levels of hard drive data density, capacity and reliability. The new data orientation also increases drive throughput without increasing spin speed by allowing more data bits to pass under the drive head in the same amount of time.
“Strong demand for personal computers and servers with unprecedented storage capacity continues as organizations and consumers worldwide rely on ever-higher volumes of digital content,” said Karl Chicca, Seagate senior vice president and general manager, Personal Storage. “Underscoring this trend is the petabytes of music, photos and movies, computer games and other digital content spawned by the proliferation of consumer electronics services and devices. All of this information feeds a growing need for storage in what is fast becoming the center of the digital lifestyle – the home PC.”
“Seagate is meeting these requirements with the hard drive industry’s most advanced storage capabilities, and we’ll continue to develop leading drives and technologies that will enable organizations and consumers to remain ahead of the capacity, performance and reliability curve,” Chicca said.
Barracuda 7200.10 features cache sizes from 8MB to 16MB and 1.5Gb/s and 3.0Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) data transfer rates with Native Command Queuing. NCQ enhances reliability in heavy workloads by reducing head movement and streamlining the delivery of queued commands to the drive. It also has a density of 130 Gigabits per square inch (up to 188 Gigabytes per disc).
The features of this HDD can be found in the previous news. No details yet about the availability to the public and the price.