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Seagate Announces Two 1TB Drives

Mainstream and enterprise.

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Seagate have today announced not one, but two new hard drives with 1TB capacities. The new Barracuda 7200.11 is aimed at the consumer level whilst the Barracuda ES.2 model is an enterprise drive.

Both drives have 32MBs worth of L2 cache onboard, 3.0Gbps SATA and NCQ. The main difference between the 7200.11 and the ES.2 series drives is that the ES.2 uses a serial attached SCSI (or SAS) interface. the ES.2's MTBF rating has also been raised to 1.2 million hours, which is 200,000 hours more than the previous Barracuda ES series drives.

Both drives should become available anytime during this quarter with the Barracuda 7200.11 carrying an MSRP of $399. Both drives are also backed up by Seagate's 5 year warranty.

For further information on them you can check out Seagate's official announcement here folks.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-June 25, 2007-Seagate (NYSE: STX) today announced 1 terabyte (TB) hard drives that deliver an industry-leading combination of capacity, performance and reliability for a wide range of enterprise and desktop PC applications as rampant growth of digital content continues worldwide.

This explosive growth of digital content in the home and the office is driving demand for massive amounts of hard drive storage. Businesses and consumers are generating and consuming staggering volumes of digital content - from high-definition video, music, blogs and podcasts, to Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and other large graphics files, critical business records, archived emails, and database and file server data. Seagate is focused on delivering the industry's most advanced hard drives to satisfy the world's growing need for digital content, from the home to the hand to the car and the office.

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