Hard disk drive maker Seagate on Monday announced plans to ship 1 terabyte (TB) versions of its Barracuda 7200.11 and ES.2 internal hard disk drives in the third calendar quarter of 2007.
The new drives spin at 7,200 RPM and have average seek times of 8.5 milliseconds (ms), and feature up to 32MB of cache. The drives use perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) to write data on four platters inside the mechanism. The slim design helps them operate at lower temperatures and consume less power, according to Seagte.
The ES.2 is especially designed for enterprise storage needsl; the 7200.11 is aimed at desktop users. Pricing on the ES.2 was not announced, but Seagate said the 7200.11 will cost $399.99.