Seagate announces NL35 enterprise Serial ATA drive

— 11:20 AM on January 10, 2006

Seagate has announced a new line of enterprise-class Serial ATA drives designed for nearline and RAID applications. The NL35 series will spin at 7,200 RPM and be available in 250GB, 400GB, and 500GB capacities with either 8MB or 16MB of cache. Native Command Queuing and 300MB/s Serial ATA transfer rates are also supported, and like all of Seagate's internal hard drive products, the NL35s are covered by a five-year warranty.

The NL35 marks Seagate's first foray into the enterprise Serial ATA market. Maxtor and Western Digital both make drives targeting the space, and it will be interesting to see how Seagate's offerings compare. After all, enthusiasts have never been shy about putting enterprise-class hard drives into their personal systems.

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