Seagate High Density Hard Disk Drive
New high density hard disk drive from Seagate can store 500GB on a single platter....
Leading storage manufacturer, Seagate, must have been busy last year in the run up to January’s CES. Not only did they debut the world’s first Superspeed USB 3.0 (read our original USB 3.0 article here) the company also managed to unveil a new higher density hard drive disk, proving that good old hdd technology still has room to grow, even when rivaled by newer solid state hdd.
Seagate Barracude 7200.12 High Density HDD
Solid State disk drives promises to be a more stable storage media, but the current high price tag raises this technology above the budget most users are willing to spend. If you’re looking for cheap mass storage, the high density spinning platters of Seagate’s new 12th generation 3.5” Barracuda hard drives, are surely the way to go.
At first glance the new Barracuda hdd appears to be the same as previous models – a 3.5” hdd with platters spinning at 7200 rpm.
However, Seagate was able to increase the overall storage density from 375GB per platter to 500GB, reducing the number of disks and possibly the power consumption.
The new high density hdd’s are available in 1 or 2 platter models, providing either 500GB or 1 TB of storage. While this is actually smaller than Seagate’s previous 1.5 TB Barracuda (4 x 375GB platters), a 4 platter version offering 2GB of storage is likely to come in the near future.
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