Desktop drives are pushing the capacity envelope further, with Seagate's announcement today of a truly massive drive. Seagate announced a new Barracuda 7200.11 drive that boasts 1.5 terabytes of space
, making it the largest desktop drive available (though not for long). It'll have options for both 16MB and 32MB of cache. Aside from having a massive amount of space, there's not a whole lot new with the drive – it supports the standard functions in the Barracuda series such as perpendicular recording.
Seagate also announced a new unit in their Momentus line, which is Seagate's current generation of 2.5” drives. In both 5400RPM and 7200RPM flavors, Seagate has made a 500GB laptop drive available with 16MB of cache. Exact prices aren't mentioned but both drives will start shipping sometime next month.