Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 3Gpbs SATA HD

Seagate today announced the availability of its Barracuda 7200.9 family of internal hard drives to the worldwide distribution channel. Targeted at low-cost and Serial ATA (SATA) servers, mainstream and high-performance PCs, PC gaming systems and media PCs, the new Barracuda 7200.9 family combines up to a massive half-terabyte capacity with fast 3Gbit/second Serial ATA throughput and leading-edge storage technologies such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ) to deliver the industry’s highest levels of performance and reliability. At 3Gbit/second, the Barracuda 7200.9 internal disc drives double the throughput of first-generation SATA drives. The world’s only ninth-generation family of 7200-RPM disc drives for desktop PCs also delivers up to 16 Mbytes of cache for high performance and the quietest operation in a PC hard drive.

seagate Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 3Gpbs SATA HD

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world’s top supplier of disc drives, today
announced the availability of its Barracuda 7200.9 family of internal hard
drives to the worldwide distribution channel. Targeted at low-cost and Serial
ATA (SATA) servers, mainstream and high-performance PCs, PC gaming systems and
media PCs, the new Barracuda 7200.9 family combines up to a massive
half-terabyte capacity with fast 3Gbit/second Serial ATA throughput and
leading-edge storage technologies such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ) to
deliver the industry’s highest levels of performance and reliability.

"System builders are increasingly demanding advanced storage capabilities that
enable their products to move more digital content at higher speeds in both
single- and multi-user environments," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive
vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "With the Barracuda 7200.9 family,
Seagate is delivering the industry’s leading combination of capacity,
performance, and reliability to meet the system performance and reliability
requirements for applications including digital video editing and production,
CAD/CAM, and data and image analysis."

"Seagate, the leader in desktop PC hard drive market share for more than three
years, has improved its desktop drive offerings with the introduction of
Barracuda 7200.9," said Dave Reinsel, director of storage research at IDC.
"Seagate’s newest family of drives will help enable some of the latest high-end
desktop PCs and low-cost servers on the market today."

Barracuda 7200.9 Delivers Leading Disc Drive Capabilities for System
Builders

Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.9 3Gbit/second SATA disc drive family delivers the
high capacity, performance and reliability and great value that system builders
need for single-user systems such as media, gaming, high-end workstations and
consumer PCs. Barracuda 7200.9 also meets the high throughput and low
cost-per-gigabyte requirements of builders of multi-user systems such as
low-cost and SATA servers for small offices. To simplify integration, Barracuda
7200.9 automatically configures the drive to either new 3Gbit/second or legacy
1.5Gbit/second SATA systems.

Barracuda 7200.9 delivers the industry’s highest data density, storing up to
160GB on a single disc. Seagate’s leading areal density results in fewer discs
and heads and ensures the fastest performance and greatest reliability of any PC
hard drive in its class.

Seagate’s 3Gbit/second SATA interface with NCQ supports Intel Hyper-Threading to
increase the performance of SATA servers and workstations supporting intensive
applications such as financial, engineering or digital media manipulation. NCQ
also increases reliability in heavy workloads by significantly reducing the
drive’s mechanical wear.

Seagate NCQ provides a number of advanced capabilities such as command
reordering, first-party DMA, interrupt aggregation and race-free status return
for multi-user system builders needing enhanced system-level performance for
applications with transactional workloads. With Barracuda 7200.9, Seagate is the
only hard drive maker to offer 3Gbit/second SATA with NCQ across all capacities,
from 80GB to half terabyte.

Barracuda 7200.9 drives also improve system data and hardware reliability
through enhanced CRC data protection, the latest latching cables and snap-in
connectors, and thin cables for improved cooling. All the drives are backed by
Seagate’s industry-leading 5-year warranty.

At 3Gbit/second, the Barracuda 7200.9 internal disc drives double the throughput
of first-generation SATA drives. The world’s only ninth-generation family of
7200-RPM disc drives for desktop PCs also delivers up to 16 Mbytes of cache for
high performance and the quietest operation in a PC hard drive.

All Barracuda 7200.9 SATA drives adhere to the latest Serial ATA 2.5
specification. Serial ATA 2.5 integrates Serial ATA 1.0, all the optional
advanced specifications and years of errata into a single document.

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