Seagate began global shipments of Barracuda XT, a 7200RPM desktop hard drive featuring 2TB of storage capacity and a Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/second interface. The 3.5-inch desktop drive meets the capacity demands of gaming, digital video-environments and other storage-hungry desktop computing applications.
The Barracuda XT, a four-platter drive featuring an areal density of 368 Gigabits per square inch, delivers burst speeds of up to 6 Gigabits per second for all PC applications, maintains backward compatibility with the SATA 3Gb/second and SATA 1.5Gb/second interfaces, and uses the same cables and connectors as previous SATA generations to ease integration.
The hard drive’s SATA 6Gb/s interface enables system builders using SATA 6Gb/s drive controllers to build high-performance desktop PCs, full-tilt gaming rigs, and home and small business servers, and its 64MB cache optimizes burst performance and data transfer speeds.
With Barracuda XT drives and SATA 6Gb/s motherboards from ASUS and Gigabyte, computer makers can build the highest-performance PCs, workstations and entry-level servers.