Seagate Technology plans to release a 750GB external hard disk drive based on
its recently announced Barracuda 7200.10 drive mechanism in May. Equipped with USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, the new drive will cost $559.
Seagate’s newest Barracuda drive uses perpendicular recording technology, which stacks bits vertically on the surface of the drive instead of horizontally, enabling Seagate to achieve greater data density and higher transfer speeds without increasing the speed of the drive’s spindle.
The new 750GB external drive is part of Seagate’s
Push-Button Backup External Hard Drive line. Available in capacities ranging from 200GB to 750GB, the drives are Mac and PC compatible and backup an internal hard disk with the push of a button.
The drive comes in a case that can be positioned vertically using a non-slip stand, or stacked horizontally to enable multiple drives to be daisy-chained together on a 7 x 7 inch footprint.