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Monday, June 25, 2007

Seagate now in the terabyte hard drive club

Seagate is a introducing 1 Terabyte capacity disks with advanced power saving technology. These drives could save up to a quarter of the power consumed by normal drives.

The Barracuda 7200.11 is a 3.5-inch format drive that spins at 7200rpm and has a sustained data rate of 105MB/s. The interface is SATA II running at 3GB/s.

Seagate has added a power saving technology, called PowerTrim, to these drives. Their electronics are managed by new firmware and hardware that monitors what the drive is doing and switches off power to unused parts of the drive electronics.

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