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Seagate unleashes new 7200.9 HDD family

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By: Steve Dougherty from Oct 11, 2005 @ 6:00 CDT

Launched by Seagate yesterday is their new 7200.9 range of Barracuda desktop hard drives. Not only are there several refinements over earlier models (such as NCQ and 3GBps data transfer rates across the board), but the flagship model in the lineup's been raised to a whopping 500GB monster! MMMmm i'll have two of those in RAID-0 thanks Seagate.

As well as the official announcement, you can also check out their product overview on the 9th-gen series in PDF format over here folks.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-10 October 2005-Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's top supplier of disc drives, today announced the availability of its Barracuda 7200.9 family of internal hard drives to the worldwide distribution channel. Targeted at low-cost and Serial ATA (SATA) servers, mainstream and high-performance PCs, PC gaming systems and media PCs, the new Barracuda 7200.9 family combines up to a massive half-terabyte capacity with fast 3Gbit/second Serial ATA throughput and leading-edge storage technologies such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ) to deliver the industry's highest levels of performance and reliability.

"System builders are increasingly demanding advanced storage capabilities that enable their products to move more digital content at higher speeds in both single- and multi-user environments," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "With the Barracuda 7200.9 family, Seagate is delivering the industry's leading combination of capacity, performance, and reliability to meet the system performance and reliability requirements for applications including digital video editing and production, CAD/CAM, and data and image analysis."

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