Barracuda packs a big byte



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1 April 2005 | 0

Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.7 and 7200.7 Plus disc drives for PCs use advanced head and media technology to achieve 80Gbyte per disc capacity.

The new models are available in a choice of native Serial ATA interface or a Parallel ATA interfaces. The Barracuda 7200.7 Plus has a standard onboard cache of 8Mbyte and capacities of 160 and 120Gbyte, while the Barracuda 7200.7 offers cache of 2Mbyte on 160Gbyte, 120Gbyte, 80Gbyte and 40Gbyte models. Seagate’s patented SoftSonic Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor makes the Barracuda the quietest PC hard drive on the market.

The Barracuda 7200.7 product family is designed for business PCs, home entertainment PCs, entry-level ATA servers and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) systems.




Serial ATA is a faster, simpler, more intelligent interface technology designed to replace Parallel ATA as the PC and consumer electronics storage interface standard. Seagate’s native Serial ATA technology contains no translator bridges to reduce performance.

The Barracuda 7200.7 hard drive’s durable design resists up to 350 Gs non-operating shock. By using fewer, smaller and lower-profile PCB components, the unit is protected against handling damage. The PCB itself has now been recessed to reduce the risk of handling damage. A recessed motor housing and connector with protective nub also shield against handling damage, and a single chip is dedicated to both read-channel and interface functions.

The new Barracuda products also feature Seagate’s 3D Defence System — Drive Defence, Data Defence and Diagnostic Defence — to protect users’ information from common problems.

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