Seagate Ships 400-GB Drive@ 2004/11/18
The 7,200-RPM drives are available in 200-GB, 250-GB, 300-GB and 400-GB capacity points, with either a native Serial ATA or parallel ATA interface. The drives feature either an 8-Mbyte or 16-Mbyte buffer, depending on the model.
Seagate did not release a price for the new drive, which will be available to retailers as well as system builders and OEMs.
Although the pace in areal density increases has tapered off, Seagate said it was able to pack 133-Gbytes onto a single disk, thus enabling the 400-GB capacity point. The drive requires an average of 8.0 milliseconds average seek time, and includes fluid-bearing motors to reduce noise.