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Although Solid State Drives are all the rage lately, they comprise only a fraction of the overall desktop PC storage market. While SSDs are undeniably fast and enhance the overall user experience, they are also prohibitively expensive for many users and offer relatively low capacities. As such, traditional, spinning hard drives, with their huge capacities and low cost per gigabyte, still make up the lion's share of the market. One of the more interesting hard drives to hit the scene recently is the Seagate Barracuda XT. Its 2TB capacity, 64MB of cache, and 7200 RPM spindle speed will automatically piqué the interest of many enthusiasts. But couple those features with the drive's support for SATA... Read more...
Although Solid State Drives are all the rage lately, they comprise only a fraction of the overall desktop PC storage market. While SSDs are undeniably fast and enhance the overall user experience, they are also prohibitively expensive for many users and offer relatively low capacities. As such, traditional, spinning hard drives, with their huge capacities and low cost per gigabyte, still make up the lion's share of the market.One of the more interesting hard drives to hit the scene recently is the Seagate Barracuda XT. Its 2TB capacity, 64MB of cache, and 7200 RPM spindle speed will automatically piqué the interest of many enthusiasts. But couple those features with the drive's support for SATA... Read more...
Seagate has just introduced a new hard drive that hits not one, but two sweet spots: it's 2TB in size, and it supports the new 6Gb/s interface. It's also an Enterprise drive, which means that it's extremely reliable and useful for always-on or server-based applications. The industry's first 2TB 6Gb/s SAS Enterprise Drive is now shipping, with the Constellation ES offering a 7200RPM spindle rate, PowerChoice optimized power and cooling technology, and a government-grade security option. There's no clear mention of how expensive this will be, but if the 2TB version is just too high, there will also be a 500GB, 1TB and 2TB option available. The fourth-generation, 3.5-inch Seagate® Constellation™... Read more...
There are a few things you have to do right in the storage world to stay on top: speed, capacity, price and reliability. Seagate is hoping to master all four with their newest drive, which is said to be the "world’s highest-capacity and most reliable 2.5-inch enterprise-class drive."The Savvio 10.4K hard drive just started shipping out, and it's probably headed for enterprise and small business users who demand more from their HDDs than typical consumers. This one was built for the "demands of enterprise servers and to enable new levels of data density in external storage arrays," and it doubles the capacity of its nearest competitor to 600GB. It's also the first HDD to achieve an unprecedented... Read more...
The solid state storage market is still in a growth period, with prices slowly falling and mainstream users warming to the idea of using them in place of the hard drives that have been so prominent the past decade. The PCI Express SSD market is just now catching on, but Seagate is hoping to get an early leg-up on the competition by partnering with LSI.The two companies have announced today that they will be collaborating to deliver PCIe-based solid-state storage solutions for data center and cloud computing environments. Fusion-io has already launched PCIe-based SSD devices, but few others are widely available. SSDs have largely been used in notebook scenarios, but the PCIe scheme enables desktops... Read more...
Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. The Micron and or Crucial RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell. Here's the scoop...CES Showcase: Crucial and Seagate Demo New SSDs... Read more...
  Today we stopped by Storage Vision 2010 and spoke with Crucial / Micron about their upcoming products. They had an impressive SSD on display with jaw dropping performance numbers. Here's the scoop.    Crucial RealSSD C300The Micron  and or Crucial  RealSSD C300 with be sold under both brand names and is based on Micron NAND Flash technology along with a proprietary controller that was co-developed with Marvell.  It's a 6G SATA controller so Marvell provided the interface expertise while Crucial handled the firmware and Flash algorithm side of the equation.  The result is a product that's pretty darn impressive.  We'll let Micron's Kristen Bordner... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, USB 3.0 is the hot new thing, at least in the connectivity realm. Today at CES, Seagate--a name you surely recognize in the storage industry--has announced its first major USB 3.0 portable drive: the BlackArmor PS110. It's an on-the-go 2.5" drive with a 7200RPM spindle speed, and just in case you're worried about being able to take advantage of the USB 3.0 speeds, the bundle ships with a PCI Express USB 3.0 card to make your desktop compatible (an a PC Adapter card for notebooks). Transfer rates are expected to exceed 100MB/sec (3x faster than USB 2.0), with this drive able to transfer a 25GB HD movie in just four minutes compared to 14 on USB 2.0. Basically, this kit... Read more...
Earlier this month, we heard that storage mainstay Seagate would be introducing a new, ultra-thin notebook hard drive at CES. Evidently the company has decided not to wait, and it has today spoiled its own surprise by serving up the official details that were missing in the teaser release. Essentially, the Momentus Thin will be the world's slimmest 2.5" HDD, and it'll be tailor made for entry-level laptops, high-end netbooks, backup devices and all manners of other portable devices that need storage within a tiny space.The drive will be 7mm in height, which is 25% slimmer than conventional 9.5mm 2.5" drives. Better still, these 2.5" drives are far cheaper to produce and sell than those super-tiny... Read more...
Seagate is planning to launch a new hard drive at CES that is 25% thinner than current models. At 7-millimeteres, the new drive will enable laptop manufacturer to reduce the thickness and weight of their computers even more than current hard drives (which measure either 9.5 millimeters high or 12.5 millimeters high) will allow. Today's thicker drives generally offer greater capacity than their thin brothers, mostly because the thicker drives are able to accommodate an extra 2.5-inch diameter storage platter. Thanks to recent advances in magnetic data storage, however, more data can be stored on a single platter. This has reduced the need for multiple platters in a drive. Seagate hasn't released... Read more...
For a company with a 2TB hard drive and a serious chunk of market share in the overall storage sector, it's really tough to believe that it has yet to produce a solid state drive of its own. But sure enough, Seagate is still standing on the sidelines while OCZ, Kingston, Super Talent and a host of other outfits soak up the rays over in NAND land. Er, that was the case--until today.The industry mainstay has just today introduced its very first SSD--years after SSDs first hit the market place and not a moment too soon from a consumer point-of-view. The company is angling this as the "first true enterprise-class SSD," and given its prominence in the enterprise storage sector, we fully understand... Read more...
Seagate Technology Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Results Quarterly revenue of $2.66 billion  Establishes long-term gross margin target of 22-26%  Fiscal year-to-date debt reduction of $685 million SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - October 20, 2009 - Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) today reported financial results for the quarter ended October 2, 2009 of 46.3 million disk drive unit shipments, revenue of $2.66 billion, gross margin of 24.5%, net income of $179 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.35. The financial results for the quarter include $10 million of purchased intangibles amortization, $46 million of restructuring and a write down of long-lived assets of $64 million. The... Read more...
We've seen plenty of innovation this autumn already, but it seems that increased speed is the next bandwagon to hop on. With USB 3.0 about to take over where USB 2.0 left off, Seagate is saying goodbye, for at least one of their hard drives, to that "sluggish" 3Gbit/sec transfer technology.Today, the company began shipping the world’s fastest, largest-capacity mainstream desktop hard drive: the Barracuda XT. While other 2TB drives have remained appealing with slower spindle speeds but lower power consumption as well (recall WD's 2TB Caviar Black, full review soon!) , Seagate is making the competition look a few steps behind with its 7200RPM beast that supports a new faster... Read more...
Seagate has licensed CloudEngines' easy-to-use Pogoplug network-attached storage (NAS) technology, and has integrated it into the new FreeAgent DockStar network adapter. With a FreeAgent DockStar, you can easily turn any Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive (not included) into a network-attached storage device.The primary focus of the Pogoplug technology is to turn any USB-based storage device into an easy to setup and use NAS device, with simple remote access for file sharing. We reviewed the original Pogoplug device back in July--for in-depth details into the technology and how it works, see our review here. The original Pogoplug has a single USB port for networking a single drive. The... Read more...
Free stuff is hard to beat, wouldn't you agree? It's been a little while since we've cleaned out the closets here and offered up a sweepstakes, but we felt the time was right for another one. Today, we're offering up a 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400.5 80GB hard drive, which should slot perfectly in that notebook you're repairing/building, or in that external drive you've been meaning to fill. We’ll be giving away this drive to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems. The full specifications list is below: The Seagate Momentus 5400.5 drive offers the best combination of capacity, mobility and durability in a laptop hard drive to meet the demanding requirements of... Read more...
Not one to rest on its laurels (or platters, as it were), Seagate is introducing a slew of new products just days after tickling the small business arena with its new BlackArmor external storage solutions. Today, the outfit is bestowing upon the storage world a bevy of new FreeAgent external drives: the FreeAgent Go for Mac with USB, FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac, the 2TB FreeAgent Desk for Mac and FreeAgent Go Dock+ powered USB hub/dock for the FreeAgent Go.Needless to say, each of these devices arrive formatted for Mac (HFS+), but users can easily convert them for PC use by formatting 'em right away on a Windows-based machine. The FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac packs a 7200RPM drive, perfect for media... Read more...
Back in March of this year, Seagate added a pair of new BlackArmor NAS devices to its growing portfolio, and now the company is issuing three more in the direction of small business owners. The firm's BlackArmor series is known for being all-business, and these two are no exception to that rule.The newcomers include the BlackArmor NAS 220 storage server, the BlackArmor WS 110 external drive workstation and the BlackArmor PS 110 portable drive. The trio of units all sport automated full-system backup and SafetyDrill+ software, a bare metal recovery feature and AES 256-bit government-grade encryption.  For those unaware, SafetyDrill+ can create an exact copy of everything on your PC, thus... Read more...
In an effort to help make backing up one’s data easier, Seagate introduced the Replica backup appliance today. Seagate claims the Replica completely eliminates the need to manually learn, manage, or dedicate any time to the backup process. The Seagate Replica backup appliance is a complete PC backup system that can automatically and continuously store up-to-date copies of everything on a PC including applications, the OS, email, pictures, music, movies, Internet favorites, and settings. To use the Seagate Replica, all a person has to do is connect the appliance via a USB cable and accept the software license. The Replica Backup System will run behind the scenes to back up your PC. If you leave... Read more...
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,... Read more...
We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of the Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition NAS Server. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition is more than just an updated version of the Maxtor Central Axis. The previous version featured 1TB of storage capacity, while the new version supports up to 2TB. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition includes two user-swappable, 1TB hard drives and the device supports RAID 0 and RAID 1. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition also features a redesigned, larger chassis than its predecessor, and includes two USB 2.0 ports (as opposed to the single USB port on... Read more...
Seagate and AMD Unveil World's First Demonstration of Serial ATA 6Gigabit/Second Technology for High-Speed PC Applications Seagate, teaming with microprocessor manufacturing leader Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) at the Everything Channel Xchange Conference in New Orleans this week, today unveiled the world's first public demonstration of next-generation high-speed data transfer - Serial ATA 6Gigabit/second - for bandwidth-hungry desktop and laptop PC applications including gaming, streaming video and graphics multimedia. The Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/second storage interface will deliver the highest performance - burst speeds of up to 6Gigabits per second - for all PC applications, maintain backward... Read more...
Last April, Seagate sued SSD manufacturer STEC, charging that STEC had violated four of its patents relating to error correction, memory-backup systems, and storage interfaces with computers. However, late last week STEC announced that Seagate had dropped its lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit was dropped after "extensive discovery and evaluation of STEC's intellectual property and technology." No money was exchanged and no licensing of technology occurred. In other words, Seagate realized it made a mistake. In a press release announcing the dropping of the suit, Manouch Moshayedi, chairman and chief executive officer of STEC said:"This is an important development in light of the mass adoption... Read more...
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