Seagate wows gamers with super-fast hard drive

Seagate Technology has shipped what it claims is the world's fastest, largest-capacity mainstream desktop hard drive.

Seagate Technology has shipped what it claims is the world's fastest, largest-capacity mainstream desktop hard drive.

The Barracuda XT is a 7,200rpm product featuring 2Tbytes of storage capacity and a 6Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Seagate said the 3.5in desktop drive meets the capacity demands of gaming, digital video environments and other storage-hungry desktop computing applications.

According to Seagate, the Barracuda XT offers double the storage bandwidth of current computers.

"Capacity and performance remain the defining attributes of hard drives for PC gamers, digital multimedia content developers and many other customers requiring high-end systems at home and in the office," said Dave Mosley, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at Seagate.

The Barracuda XT product is a four-platter drive featuring an areal density of 368Gbits per square inch.

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