Seagate enters 1TB market
Seagate’s 1TB Barracuda 7100.11 is aimed at keeping Hitachi’s Deskstar 7K1000 company and as the name suggests, operates at 7200-RPM. The drives four platters have an average seek time of 8.5ms and only outputs noise levels of 27dB – all that along with 32MB of cache is creating what looks to be a winner.
Seagate has also unveiled their 1TB ES.2, which is aimed at the enterprise market. The drive’s features are along the lines of the 1TB 7100.11, but according to Seagate, the drive has 10 times the reliability of desktop class drives. The ES.2’s MTBF rating has also been bumped to 1.2 million hours.
Both drives are backed up by Seagate’s 5 year warranty and should hit the market sometime this quarter.
With the introduction of the Barracuda ES.2, Seagate is first to provide customers with a SAS interface option in addition to SATA. SAS offers greater levels of reliability, data integrity and performance for business-critical and nearline enterprise environments. The choice of SATA or SAS also enables greater system-design and integration flexibility for solution builders and OEMs.