Seagate gets perpendicular with 750GB desktop HDD


AKIBA PC Hotline! has spotted (translation here) an unannounced Seagate desktop hard drive with a claimed world-highest 750GB capacity. The drive—dubbed the Barracuda 7200.10—is detailed on Seagate's website (PDF), and uses perpendicular recording technology to achieve its impressive capacity. Seagate's own Momentus 5400.3 2.5" mobile hard drive already uses this technology, but the company says the 7200.10 is the first 3.5" desktop drive to use perpendicular recording. It will ship in 200GB, 250GB, 320GB, 400GB, 500GB, and 750GB capacities, with 8MB to 16MB of cache, and a 7200RPM spindle speed. A local Japanese store told AKIBA an ATA 7200.10 with an ST3750640A model number would appear as early as tomorrow for an estimated ¥66,150, or $564.42, but Seagate has yet to announce an official release date. Seagate did launch its first 3.5" perpendicular SCSI drive earlier in the week, though.
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