updated 05:40 pm EDT, Thu June 8, 2006
New Seagate hard drives
Seagate has debuted its new Barracuda ES and Savvio 10K.2 hard drives, which are optimized with a variety of storage requirements for the enterprise market. The Barracuda ES offers SATA capacities of up to 750GB, powers RAID systems as well as other multi-drive solutions, and can support 50 percent more capacity within the same form factor, according to Seagate. The second-generation 2.5-inch Savvio 10K.2 delivers high I/O transaction performance with a 1.6 million hour MTBF reliability, offering up to 146GB of storage capacity. The Savvio drive consumes an average of 15 percent less power than its prior generation, and boasts a size 70 percent smaller than conventional 3.5-inch drives (pricing and availability were unavailable).