Seagate today announced its new 1 terabyte (TB) Barracuda series of hard drives for enterprise and desktop PC applications.
The new hard disk drives are taking advantage of the perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. The Barracuda 7200.11 and Barracuda ES.2 deliver 1TB of capacity, 7,200-rpm spin speeds, average seek times of 8.5ms, caches up to 32MB and come with Seagate's five-year limited warranty. Seagate's newest hard drives pack 1TB of data on four discs.
Enterprise storge - Barracuda ES.2
The Barracuda ES.2 is a newly designed product optimized for demanding business-critical and nearline enterprise storage environments including.
The Barracuda ES.2 hard drive's new features include its new RVFF (Rotational Vibration Feed Forward) system, designed to sustain performance in densely-packed multi-drive systems. The Barracuda ES.2 also boosts reliability with an unrecoverable error rate that is 10 times better than desktop class drives and a 1.2 million hour Mean Time Between Failure at full 24 x 7 data availability.
The hard drive comes with a SAS interface option in addition to SATA, enabling greater system-design and integration flexibility for solution builders and OEMs.
In addition, Seagate's new PowerTrim technology is integrated into the Barracuda ES.2 and dynamically manages drive power consumption. PowerTrim delivers an 20% reduction in overall drive power consumption and a 55% reduction in watts-per-gigabyte, accoding to Seagate.
Desktop Storage - Barracuda 7200.11
The 11th generation Barracuda 7200-Series hard drive delivers a 105MB/s sustained transfer rate, as well as a low power rating of 8 watts at idle. Barracuda 7200.11 also delivers quiet operation, as low as 2.7 Bels.
The Barracuda ES.2 and 7200.11 will begin shipping in volume during the third quarter. The 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 will be offered at an MSRP of $399.99.