Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Announces Changes To Google Plus
Sony HT-RT5 Sound Bar Offers Wireless Surround Sound, Easiness
Toshiba Expands Line-up of ARM Cortex -M-based Microcontrollers
Canon Cuts Outlook Following Weak Camera Sales
New User Interface Technology Converts Entire Rooms into Digital Spaces
Intel Skylake Processors To Provide Significant Graphics Boost
Apple Watch Coming To Best Buy stores
Samsung SE370 Is The First Wireless Mobile Charging Monitor
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > PC Parts > Seagate...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Seagate to ship 120GB laptop hard drives in June


Seagate Technology LLC will start shipping a new range of 2.5-in. hard disk drives for the notebook PC market next month.

The range promise a combination of better performance and storage capacity in comparison with the company's existing models, Seagate announced today.

The Momentus-branded hard-drive series includes a 120GB drive that spins at 5,400 rpm and a 100GB drive that spins at 7,200 rpm. This is the first time notebook drives with these combinations of rotational speeds and capacities have been announced by Seagate, according to Mark Walker, manager of product marketing at the Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company.

The new range of drives offers three series that cover the high-performance, midrange and value notebook PC markets, respectively:

The 7200.1 series offers drives with 40GB, 60GB and 80GB capacities, as well as the 100GB version. All the drives in this series run at 7,200 rpm.

The 5400.2 series offers drives at 30GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB and 100GB capacities, as well as the 120GB version, and all the drives run at 5,400 rpm.

The 4200.2 series has the same six capacities as the 5400.2 series, but the drives run at 4,200 rpm, the company said.

Both the 7200.1 and the 5400.2 series will be available with Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment or Serial ATA interfaces, while the 4200.2 series will be available only with the Parallel ATA interface, the company said.

A number of PC vendors, including Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc., Acer Inc. and Lenovo Group Ltd., are testing the new drives, Walker said.

Seagate hopes the drives will help triple its share of the growing global market for notebook PC drives to about 30% within three years, Walker said.

As price and performance differences between notebook PCs and older desktop PCs are narrowing, more people are replacing their desktop PCs with notebook PCs instead of buying desktop PCs, a trend that's boosting demand for 2.5-in. drives. The number of 2.5-in. drives shipped in 2004 grew nearly 20% over 2003 and is expected to grow about 20% again this year to reach nearly 67 million units, Walker said.

"We are No. 4 right now, but we want to be in the top three," Walker said.


Previous
Next
Lack of Broadcasts Hindering HDTV Growth        All News        Fujifilm boosts its memory
AMD showcases Turion 64-bit notebooks     PC Parts News      AOpen launches 4 Platforms in Computex 2005 Show in Taipei

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Seagate Launches New Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Solutions
Seagate Demos HAMR Drives
New Seagate Backup Plus Drives Feature 200GB Of OneDrive Cloud Storage
New Samsung HDDs Deliver up To 4TB Of Storage In Thin And Portable Designs
A Look At Upcoming SSD Controllers
Seagate Combines Cloud Storage Systems, High Performance Computing and Electronic Solutions Groups
Seagate Collaborates With CERN Openlab To Develop Its Breakthrough Kinetic Storage Platform
Micron, Seagate Announce Alliance on Solid-state Drives
HGST Hard Disks Top Reliability Tests
Seagate Unveils New Cloud, Wireless and Portable hard Drives At CES
New Seagate NAS HDD Solutions For Small And Medium Businesses
Seagate Shifts Economics of Cloud Computing With New 4TB Kinect HDD

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .