Seagate 1.5 TB Drive for Desktops and 500 GB Hard Drives for Notebooks unveiled

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

After Hitachi announcing its massive 1 TB capacity hard drive, its Seagate’s turn to bask in the glory. Seagate today announced their 1.5 TB hard drive for desktop and two hard drives of 500 GB capacity each for notebooks.

The Barracuda 7200.11, the 11th generation Seagate’s flagship drive for desktop. Company uses “perpendicular magnetic recording” technology that boosts the storage by arranging the magnetic bits vertically at the end on the surface. Seagate already offers hard drives for desktops ranging capacities between 160 GB to 1TB.

On the other hand the Momentus 7200.4 and the 5400.6 hard drives feature capacity of half a TB. Seagate claims that the newly introduced Momentus series notebook drives are possess combination of capacity, mobility and durability.

“Organizations and consumers of all kinds worldwide continue to create, share and consume digital content at levels never before seen, giving rise to new markets, new applications and demand for desktop and notebook computers with unprecedented storage capacity, performance and reliability,” said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive vice president and general manager, Personal Compute Business. “Seagate is committed to powering the next generation of computing today with the planet’s fastest, highest-capacity and most reliable storage solutions.”

Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.11 drive is scheduled to ship in August 2008. While the Momentus 5400.6 and 7200.4 hard drives will begin shipping Q4 of 2008.