Seagate Ships Barracuda LP Hard Drives

Many companies are taking advantage of Earth Day to call attention to the green products they offer. Today, Seagate is capitalizing on the Earth Day buzz by announcing shipment of a power-thrifty desktop hard drive family that combines large storage capacity with the best power efficiency and performance in its class. According to Seagate, the new line of Seagate Barracuda LP (Low Power) hard drives uses as much as 50% less electricity than standard desktop hard drives. Seagate also claims the Barracuda LP hard drives use as much as 25% less electricity than competitors’ green hard drives.

These hard drives help organizations cut power costs and provide a more eco-friendly footprint. In addition, the Seagate Barracuda LP hard drives run quieter than traditional drives and operate at lower temperatures. As a result, the life of system components is extended. Low-power system builders will appreciate that the new hard drive family enables the use of lighter-duty fans, power supplies, and other system components.

“Growing demand for power-efficient computing systems is not just a data center phenomenon as more builders of external storage devices, desktop PCs and home networking systems work to provide customers with products that combine power-efficiency with rock-solid performance,” said Joan Motsinger, Seagate vice president of Personal Systems Marketing and Strategy. “Seagate is pleased to deliver a new low-power product line in our Barracuda family that enables system builders and end users alike to attain a higher level of environmental friendliness while cutting costs.”

The 3.5-inch, 5900RPM Seagate Barracuda LP hard drives are built to comply with the RoHS directive. The drives are built and delivered using environmentally processes. Typically 70% or more of the materials used to build the drive can be recycled. The Barracuda LP hard drives are available in capacities of 2TB, 1.5TB, and 1TB.