Reaching a new milestone in storage technology, Seagate have just lifted the curtain on their new 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 desktop hard disk drive. This massive amount of storage space was made possible on one drive by means of perpendicular recording technology.
For further details, you can read up on Seagate's announcement here folks.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-26 April 2006- Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's number one hard drive maker, today surged to new levels of areal density and storage capacity leadership with the introduction of the world's first desktop hard drive to hit the 750GB capacity mark. 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 new Barracuda 7200.10 family is now shipping to the worldwide distribution channel. With the introduction of these drives, Seagate now delivers perpendicular recording technology across its desktop, notebook, enterprise, consumer electronics and retail hard drives. 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.