Seagates New Notebook PC Drives Feature Perpendicular Recording
Seagate plans to apply perpendicular recording to its 7,200-rpm Momentus disk drives and to its smaller device 1-inch drives and desktop-oriented 3.5-inch products.Shrinking the gap between desktop and laptop storage capabilities, Seagate Technology LLC on Monday announced that it is shipping the Seagate Momentus 5400.3its new 2.5-inch notebook PC drive featuring the addition of perpendicular recording for elevated levels of hard drive data density and capacity for notebook users. The Momentus 5400.3 offers up to 160GB of capacity and delivers 132 gigabits per square inch on the 5,400-rpm drive. Seagate plans to apply perpendicular recording to its 7,200-rpm Momentus disk drives and to its smaller device 1-inch drives and desktop-oriented 3.5-inch products.
In fact, customers can expect the vast majority of Seagates enterprise, desktop, notebook, consumer electronics and retail drives to be shipping with perpendicular recording technology before the end of 2006, said Michael Hall, a spokesperson for Scotts Valley, Calif.-based Seagate.