Seagate Drops 1.5 TB Desktop and 500 MB Notebook Drives On The World

I’ve always liked Seagate drives as I’ve only ever seen a handful of them die in my 20+ years of being an IT Nerd. Also when they do die under warranty, it’s painless to get them replaced. So when I saw this press release announcing a 1.5TB desktop drive and a pair of 500GB notebook drives, I was stoked. The desktop sized Barracuda 7200.11 uses perpendicular magnetic recording, which for non-nerds squeezes more 1s and 0s per square inch than conventional hard drives so that they can get to 1.5TB (which is 0.5TB more than anybody else at the moment). Sweet! Seagate didn’t have pricing yet. But that’s no big deal. People who have extensive porn and MP3 collections storage needs will be first in line when the drive ships in August.

As for the laptop drives, Seagate served up a pair of 500GB laptop drives which are called the Momentus 5400.6 (5400 RPM speed) and the Momentus 7200.4 (7200 RPM speed). Notebook users with huge porn and MP3 collections storage needs can get their fix in Q4 of this year.

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