Seagate 2TB Green lineup shipping

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Enter the Barracuda LP



These spin at 5900RPM and use up to %44 less power.

They still maintain a sustained datarate of 95MBps



6.8 watts operating avg

5.5 watts idle avg



Perfect for a multi-bay home NAS.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    Enter the Barracuda LP



    These spin at 5900RPM and use up to %44 less power.

    They still maintain a sustained datarate of 95MBps



    6.8 watts operating avg

    5.5 watts idle avg



    Perfect for a multi-bay home NAS.



    Western Digital's had their 2TB GreenPower drives out for a couple of months now.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FuturePastNow View Post


    Western Digital's had their 2TB GreenPower drives out for a couple of months now.



    Yup and now that Seagate has crashed the party Western's days of selling their 2TB drive at $299 will be history.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    rezwitsrezwits Posts: 719member
    After reading this I did a search and found this interesting snippet from an article:



    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...917234304.html



    Hitachi anticipate that extensions to PMR technology will take hard drive advancements out beyond the next two decades, using ever more complex and sophisticated means such as patterned media and thermally-assisted recording. With these technologies, Hitachi predicts that continued areal density advancements would be possible ten plus years into the future. For example, in approximately 2016, 4Tbits per square inch (Tbits/sq. in.) areal density would enable a 25TB 3.5? drive. Beyond that, Hitachi anticipates as much as 100Tbits/sq. in. areal density will be possible, which would enable a 0.65PB (0.65 petabyte, 650 terabyte or 65 000 gigabyte) 3.5? drive.



    Laters...
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    Yup and now that Seagate has crashed the party Western's days of selling their 2TB drive at $299 will be history.



    True. Although some etailers were selling them for $259.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,341member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rezwits View Post


    After reading this I did a search and found this interesting snippet from an article:



    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...917234304.html



    Hitachi anticipate that extensions to PMR technology will take hard drive advancements out beyond the next two decades, using ever more complex and sophisticated means such as patterned media and thermally-assisted recording. With these technologies, Hitachi predicts that continued areal density advancements would be possible ten plus years into the future. For example, in approximately 2016, 4Tbits per square inch (Tbits/sq. in.) areal density would enable a 25TB 3.5? drive.

    Laters...



    Yes I think HDD manufactures will continue to pump up the storage. Datacenters need fast storage and they need 2nd tier high density storage. There will be a market for large drives that are pennies per Gigabyte.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FuturePastNow View Post


    True. Although some etailers were selling them for $259.



    Good...I'd like to see Samsung hop into the 2TB realm as well.
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