Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 :The 1.5 Terabyte Giant

seagate-st31000340as-persIs your computer ready to eat a huge amount of data in its  stomach? Is 1TB space is not sufficient for you,you don’t need to worry too much about it,because Seagete has introduced a 1.5TB HDD, which will provide you a much needed storage capacity that was never possible before. To achieve the capacity of 1.5 TB ,Seagate didn’t crammn in any additional disk platter,rather increased the disk storage density of about 375GB,so that the hard drive’s thickness doesn’t change.With the launch of this Barracuda drive,Seagate marks the single largest capacity jump in the history of hard drives,an increase of 500GB from the previous highest capacity of 1TB.

The drive has a spindle speed of 7200 RPM,and it uses Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technique,wherein the data bitsare arranged perpendicular to the disk’s platter,as againts the lateral alignment of bits in legacy drives. Thus Barracuda increases a capacity front. As a result of higher areal density of platters,the drive’s performance has increased,and can provide a sustained data rate of upto 120MB/S. The drive is ecofriendly also because it meets all th RoHS  requirements and also consumes less power. At idle mode it consumes less power;i.e.8W,and is lower when compared to other seagate drives,is lower.

This system is ideal choice for Home Theater system and high end gaming machines where space is a constraint and demand is high.

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