Seagate presents new 2.5 160GB 7200RPM HDD

By on March 14, 2007, 4:29 AM
Fujitsu announced its latest line of 7200RPM notebook drives a while back, but now the race is on as Seagate presents its new 2.5 160GB 7200RPM hard disc drive sporting perpendicular recording technology. The Momentus 7200.2 has a SATA interface and a 3.0GB/s transfer rate as well as shock and free fall protection.

"The growing number of computer users turning to laptops as their primary PCs want every inch of capacity, performance and durability they enjoy in their desktop systems," said Seagate vice president and general manager Michael Wingert. "The new Momentus 7200.2 hard drive epitomizes Seagate's focus on delivering cutting-edge storage technologies that make it easier to move, use and protect digital information in the home, in the office and on-the-go."

The Momentus 7200.2 series will come in 80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB densities with a suggested retail price of $188 for the 160GB unit.

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Supra said:
Cool, now there are better choices for upgrading the drive in my PS3.
phantasm66 said:
This is great.As a laptop user, the first thing I do when I get my shiny new Thinkpad is upgrade the HDD. And getting a faster drive in there speeds up the performance of a laptop considerably.Interestingly, though, at lower RPM speeds you now get 200GB+ hard drives for laptops from some other manufacturers. I wish Seagate (who are MY personal choice) would get their capacity up whilst keeping the speed up too. But I am sure this will come.Another thing to watch in this arena are the hybrid hard drives for laptops which will use flash memory to speed up performance and reduce power consumption. There is also hardware encryption for Seagate laptop hard drives coming as well.
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