Seagate bumps Barracuda range to one terabyte
Seagate has announced new members of its Barracuda hard drive family that squeeze 1T of data onto four platters using perpendicular recording. Two models have been announced so far. The Barracuda ES.2 is intended for enterprise applications including networked storage, disk-to-disk backup, and rich media content storage. It is designed for 24x7 use with a mean time between failures of 1.2 million hours. Other features likely to appeal to the market include sustained performance even in densely-packed systems thanks to Seagate's 'Rotational Vibration Feed Forward' system, energy efficiency (the company claims a 55 percent reduction in watts per gigabyte), and the choice of SATA or SAS interfaces.
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