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Seagate Ships Drive With Highest Areal Density

500GB on a single disk
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Jan 5, 2009 8:44 pm

Seagate has put themselves back in the forefront of magnetic storage today with the announcement of a 1TB drive consisting of only two disks.


The disks are capable of holding 500GB of data each. The new drives dubbed the Barracuda 7200.12 will maintain the SATA 3.0GB protocol and should be available shortly.


I am certain this is just the intro to the first 2TB drives.


Read the full Press Release here.


Seagate Ships Drive With Highest Areal Density

Seagate's Barracuda® 7200.12 HD, a 3.5-inch 7200-RPM drive features an areal density of 329 Gigabits per square inch to deliver the best combination of capacity, performance and reliability for PCs, desktop RAID and personal external storage.


"Demand for more desktop PC storage capacity is far from letting up as computer users worldwide generate massive amounts of digital content every day," said Tom Major, Seagate vice president, Personal Compute Business. "Seagate is leading the industry with new storage solutions designed to store, share and manage all of that business- and user-generated content."


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