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By Mark Hachman  |  Posted 2004-06-08 Print this article Print

: half-terabyte drives "> On the desktop, Seagate plans to ship a 400GB 7200-RPM Barracuda drive in the third quarter, paving the way for a half-terabyte PC drive sometime in the future. In addition to the 1-inch external drive, Seagate plans external hard drives containing 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives; the 2.5-inch External Drive will contain a 5,400-ROM, 40GB drive, while the 3.5-inch model will feature 7,200-RPM drives at 250-, 300-, and 400GB capacities. The 2.5-inch line will be refreshed with a 100GB capacity point in the spring, Pait said. The first 2.5-inch External Drives will ship in the third quarter, while the 3.5-inch models will ship in the fourth quarter. Seagate will also continue to expand its Momentus line of 2.5-inch drives. Seagate will ship a 7,200-RPM line of drives for mobile workstations, at 60-, 80-, and 100GB, as well as a similar 5,400-RPM line. The slower 5,400-RPM models will be introduced first, in the third quarter, while the faster 7,200-RPM parts are due a quarter later.
In the enterprise space, Seagates offerings will generally emphasize spindle rate or capacity, but not both. The exception will be the Cheetah 10K.7, a 10,000-RPM drive with capacities up to 300GB due in the third quarter.
Otherwise, Seagate will ship the Barracuda 7200.8 and NL35 for the server and near-line storage markets, respectively, at 400- and 500GB capacities, in the third and fourth quarters. The 500GB NL35 uses only three disk platters, Pait said. The Cheetah 15K.4 will represent Seagates only 15,000-RPM offering; at capacities from 36- to 147GB, the drive is due in the third quarter using Fibre Channel, Serial ATA, or Serial Attached SCSI interfaces. Seagates 2.5-inch Savvio drive will ship in the third quarter at 36- and 73GB capacity points, and will also include a Serial Attached SCSI interface. Check out eWEEK.coms Desktop & Notebook Center at for the latest news in desktop and notebook computing.


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