Seagate presented the completely renovated range of hard disk drives. Seagate products have always been honored by IT specialists for their proven reliability and quality of production.
Now the company presented the full range of new storage devices, oriented towards different application areas, from an HDD for media players and to a spacious HDD for home DVR-systems. As Seagate representatives declare, now the company put a lot of emphasis on the development of storage solutions, which can be widely used in different consumer electronics fields.
New ST1 line of 1-inch hard disk drives includes devices with storage volume up to 8 Gb and is oriented mainly towards the market of portable media players. These devices are equipped with RunOn, the Seagate technology aimed at increasing the stability and resistance of HDDs against external vibrations, which is especially crucial for portable players. This line of storage solutions includes also new CF-cards, CompactFlashPhoto used for professional digital photo applications. These cards are also available with the volume up to 8 Gb.
LD25 line of 2.5 inches hard disk drives is presented in volumes 20, 30 and 40 Gb. The gaming computers and consoles are the main target markets for this new line. The company has obviously taken into account the recently announced release of new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony, xBox and PlayStation, the mass production of which is expected to start within a year. Becoming an HDD contractor for these devices can be of great interest for Seagate, which made the company present the new devices in this specific field. LD25 line offers DynaPlay technology, which ensures the optimization of HDD work with stream content, decreasing energy consumption at the same time.
EE25 line is mainly for automobile industry application. The disks with 20 or 40 Gb of disk space can be used for car navigation systems. In view of industry demands, these HDDs can provide normal functioning in extreme temperature modes, from 30 minus to 85 plus Celsius.
DB35 hard disk drives are characterized with 500 Gb of available disk space and are mainly orientated for DVR- applications. These devices feature several improvements, resulting in better video content streaming.
The range of HDD solutions for desktop computers is also enriched with several new models. Barracuda line presents devices with increased spindle speed, which is now 7200 turns per minute. These hard disk drives have also enhanced buffer volume, which is equal to 16 Mb now. The total volume of Barracuda HDD can be up to 500 Gb. This line includes also two external devices: External Hard Disk with 500 Gb disk space and Portable External Hard disk with 120 Gb disk space and USB2.0 connector, which makes it suitable for external usage with notebooks.
Finally, the hard disk drives for notebooks are also renovated. Momentus line offers now up to 160 Gb of disk space. Besides, this line includes Momentus FDE model, which can provide the data encryption on the hard disk. Such devices may be of great interest for financial or legal institutions.
All in all, Seagate presented more than 10 new HDDs, marked with the common brand "Terrabyte life".