: 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.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 http://desktop.eweek.com for the latest news in desktop and notebook computing.
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.