Seagate Ships 400-GB DriveBy Mark Hachman | Posted 2004-11-17 Email Print
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Seagate Technology began shipping its first 400-Gbyte drive, the Barracuda 7200.8.Seagate Technology began shipping its first 400-Gbyte drive, the Barracuda 7200.8, this week.
The 7,200-RPM drives are available in 200-GB, 250-GB, 300-GB and 400-GB capacity points, with either a native Serial ATA or parallel ATA interface. The drives feature either an 8-Mbyte or 16-Mbyte buffer, depending on the model.
Seagate did not release a price for the new drive, which will be available to retailers as well as system builders and OEMs.
The drives also include Native Command Queuing, a component of the upcoming SATA-2 standard whic many drive makers are already includng in their SATA-1 drives. NCQ organizes the commands to the drive in such a way that overall performance is improved.
The drive's warranty is equally large: five years.