Not surprisingly, Seagate have reached a new milestone in the storage industry, having just announced that they've begun worldwide volume shipments of the industry's highest areal density desktop based hard drive, a 250GB-per-disc 3.5" Barracuda 7200.10 packing a data density of 180Gb per square inch.
Seagate go on to say how this allows the drive to set new benchmarks in terms of power consumption, acoustics and overall performance.
You can find further information within Seagate's official announcement here.
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 drive, the industry's most advanced 3.5-inch desktop drive, is built with a fast SATA 3Gb/s interface and will serve as the foundation for Seagate's 1-terabyte desktop, enterprise, consumer electronics and external hard drives.
"Seagate remains focused on leading the hard drive's pivotal transition to perpendicular recording technology and maintaining our areal density leadership in order to meet our customers' growing storage capacity and reliability needs," said Brian Dexheimer, chief sales and marketing officer for Seagate. "This product's leading areal density epitomizes our efforts to deliver technologies that are unmatched in allowing organizations and consumers to store, protect and share digital content."