New Seagate FreeAgent external hard drives announced

New Seagate FreeAgent external hard drives announced

Seagate has launched a slurry of external hard drive devices today that are sure to capture the attention of those in need of some serious storage. Most notable, however, is the big one with 1.5TB of storage room!

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Seagate 1.5TB 7,200rpm HDD is current largest

After Hitachi stole headlines with their 1TB 7,200rpm drive the other day, Seagate have retaliated with a 1.5TB desktop drive, the Barracuda 7200.11, that uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to squash in all that capacity.  The unit is the largest the company has produced, and shares the limelight with new Momentus notebook drives: a pair of 2.5-inch half-terabyte 5,400rpm and 7,200rpm drives.


Seagate Maxtor Central Axis NAS offers 1TB & auto-sort software

Hard-drive company Seagate have announced their latest network-attached storage (NAS) device, the Maxtor Central Axis network drive.  Containing 1TB of storage, the monolithic block supports DLNA and UPnP media streaming and secure remote access via the internet. 


SlashGear Week in Review – June 1st

The major news this week came out of Google’s IO Conference, with the Android team unveiling the latest build of the mobile platform and a slick touchscreen handset to demonstrate it on.  We usually leave cellphone news to our sister sites PHONE Magazine and SlashPhone, but the Android handset – complete with compass-navigated Street View and slick animations – was too good to miss.  Considering the feedback over at Android Community, Google look like they’ve recaptured any momentum lost since MWC in February.


Seagate enterprise SSDs in development; 2TB HDD in 2009

Seagate has confirmed that it will enter the SSD market, but maintains that demand for traditional hard-drives will continue as users prove reluctant to give up cheap cost-per-gigabyte storage.  CEO Bill Watkins has described the upcoming solid-state drives as intended for enterprise use, the only market segment, he claims is willing and able to stump up the premium.  Instead Seagate will push larger capacity platter-based drives, with a 2TB model expected sometime in 2009.


Cheetah 15K.6 hard drives from Seagate shipping – not quite as cheesy as Chester

These are 3.5” hard drives that would only end up in a home computer if it were and uber-l33t gaming computer. That’s to say they are fast, expensive, and only have Fibre Channel or SAS connection options.


Seagate Unveils New Mobile Drives Momentus 5400.4

The 4th generation mobile disc from Seagate uses 120GB per platter design to arrange the new Momentus series with capacity of 120GB, 160Gb, 200Gb and 250GB. All of them feature a much slower 5400RPM speed, 8MB of cache with low power consumption, Seagate’s SoftSonic fluid-dynamic bearing motors and QuietStep ramp load technology to reduce noise.

It doesn’t strike us as much as Hitachi 500GB travelstar did in capacity but the market still has it large share of 5400RPM drives. The Momentus also features 2nd generation perpendicular magnetic recording with SATA II Interface with operating and non-operating shock specs of 325G and 900Gs makes it ideal for mobile systems that are subjected to rough environment. It’s available to ship worldwide now.

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Seagate D.A.V.E. Technology portable hard drive

So I stumbled upon this at one of the shows surround CES and thought it was pretty cool and I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen it or anything like it before. It looks like a fairly run of the mill external, pocket-sized, bus-powered hard drive, but its not.


Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB HDD

So, Samsung has this series of hardrives called the Spinpoint F1 series, with the HD103UJ topping it at 1TB. All three drives in the series have a data density of 350GB, operate at 7200RPMs, and utilize the SATA/300 interface.

its the one on the left.

Only the 750GB and 1TB drives have the full 32MB cache though. All of that calculates to make the 1TB drive have a total average access time of 14.2 milliseconds, which, in the terabyte hard drive market (there aren’t many) is slow, in fact, Seagate and Hitachi have models that perform at 12.7ms and 13.8ms respectively, so the only company the Samsung beats out is the WD Caviar GP with its 15/15.1ms access time.


Seagate Momentus 5400 PSD

Hybrid hard drives from Seagate are all the new rage. So you can’t afford an SSD drive for your laptop and the power loss from a traditional HDD is killing your battery life, what can you do?

Well Seagate has come up with a compromise, a hard drive that has some flash storage but the large majority of the storage is on a standard HDD. I think they could do a slight better job by adding about 4GB of high speed flash storage to a drive and allowing it to be addressed as a separate drive so you can install your OS on it, use it for ReadyBoost, or just assign it as the page file, but that’s just me.


Seagate SSD in 2008

Seagate will finally be entering the Solid State Disk, or SSD, market come 2008. They even have intentions of integrating the technology across their whole line of products.

That includes both desktop and laptop drives. For those that don’t know, SSD’s benefits are high, including lowered power use, faster data transfer, and more rigidity compared to their moving part counterparts.


Seagate to halt production of IDE drives at the end of 2007

Are you still quite fond of your IDE drives? If you’re not wanting to switch over to SATA drives, you’ll not have much of a choice when purchasing new drives in the future. We already knew it was going to happen eventually, however, I really didn’t expect it to happen so soon. The first major hard drive manufacturer has decided to cease production of IDE drives by the end of the year.


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