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|9th June 2005, 23:22||#1|
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Seagate releases 2.5-inch perpendicular hard drive
HARD DRIVE maker Seagate claimed to be the first off the block with a 2.5-inch unit using perpendicular technology.
It also released a series of other products aimed at taking advantage of personal video recorders and other devices.
In fact, it made so many different product announcements that its spinsters are in danger of driving us into a horizontal position.
Let's calm down, however, and take them one by one.
The 2.5-inch 160GB notebook drive uses perpendicularity, as part of the the "Momentus" (sic) family. This, in Seagate's words, "stands bits on end" and improves the relability of the drives.
Seagate said it has introduced a PC hard drive in the Barracuda 7200 family which will support half a terabyte of data and uses the 3Gbit/S S-ATA interface. It also introduced a Firewire 1394 interface for its external hard drives, including a 120GB unit.
The 7200.9 internal drive has 16MB of cache and native command queuing. Seagate will start selling 3Gb/s S-ATA across all Barracuda drives between 40GB to 400GB.
Seagate also introduced more consumer and car drives, including the EE25 which it said will work fine whether you're in Scandinavia or in Old Taipei. The ST1 is an 8GB one inch drive for holding music. And the LD25 series is a consumer hard drive in a 2.5-inch size aimed at the console market. [That's enough hard drives, Ed.] µ
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|11th June 2005, 12:29||#8|
and since there is more data per inch, you'll also read faster at the same spindle speeds.
But that's a byproduct and not the original goal.
And off course I don't know if the same rotational speeds can be maintained with this technology.
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