Seagate Leaks 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 Details
April 20, 2006 5:50 PM
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Detailed specifications of the new drives were also available via the website
A PDF accidentally showed up on Seagate's website earlier today with the latest details on perpendicular desktop hard drives
Seagate insiders contacted us early this morning with
a few snippets of information (PDF)
concerning the upcoming Barracuda 7200.10 series hard drives. Like other Barracuda drives, the 7200.10 series are based on 7,200RPM spindles.
Two 750GB models have already shown up on the Seagate website. The Barracuda 7200.10
will be two new models we can look forward to seeing this year. The Seagate webpage
of other NCQ-ready 7200.10 based products ranging from 200GB on up. Cache information was not available via the website yet, but the official Seagate PDF claims the Barracuda 7200.10 series will come with 16MB and 8MB buffers. Considering these two drives will be the best of breed for Seagate, it is fairly safe to assume these drives will have 16MB caches.
Seagate representatives have told us that the information posted was "very premature" and was not be posted on the website for several weeks. Seek time information has not been released yet, which has traditionally been considered the problem area for perpendicular recording devices. However, the
claims all drives in the series will have a 4.16ms average latency time.
Several days ago
its Cheetah 15K.5 series drives based on 15,000RPM platters. The Cheetah 15K.5 series also uses perpendicular recording to increase densities, but is solely limited to SCSI right now. Pricing is not available yet on either the 15K.5 or 7200.10 series. All Seagate hard drives come with 5-year warranties.
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Sweet news to here
4/21/2006 9:38:43 AM
This is so sweet to here, with Woodcrest coming out I planning on building an awesome machine.
I am curious with the cost of these guys.. It would likely be better to have 4 400G than 3 500G in Raid 5 array. I know I purchase a 400G IDE for $100 with rebates - Seagate .9 series I believe.
I guess it still would be better to have SAS 15000 Rpm drives on for OS.
Over all, I am very happy with this neews - it means more space and likely cheaper and faster.
RE: Sweet news to here
4/24/2006 12:51:09 PM
"This is so sweet to here..."
Yeah, but where is here and who's on first?
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