Posts Tagged ‘Barracuda’

New arrival: Seagate 2TB FireCuda & 5TB BarraCuda internal drives

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

The 2.5-inch FireCuda & BarraCuda mobile consumer drives are the latest additions to the recently launched Guardian Series of internal drives from Seagate.

The 2TB FireCuda (left) comes with a 5-year limited warranty while the 5TB BarraCuda (right) comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

The 2TB FireCuda (left) comes with a 5-year limited warranty while the 5TB BarraCuda (right) comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Seagate boasts that the 2TB FireCuda represents the fastest, thinnest and lightest 2TB hard drive on the market today, using 8GB of flash to enable rapid boot times and game load speeds.

It includes new firmware and sophisticated caching algorithms that continuously analyse how a system is being used.


Seagate streamlines Barracuda product family of desktop drives

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Seagate is streamlining its flagship family of desktop drives under a single product that focuses on performance and big capacities – to cater to the explosive growth in content creation and consumption by businesses and consumers.

Seagate is a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions.The new Barracuda family makes it easier for consumers to find the product they need and reduces costs for Seagate’s original equipment manufacturer and distribution channel customers by reducing the number of product qualifications and amount of inventory they need to manage.

The new Barracuda hard drive – to be available first at online retailers – is designed for desktop, tower or all-in-one personal computers; workstations, home and small business servers; “Our OEM and channel customers want to reduce overhead costs by having fewer product lines to qualify and manage in their inventory,” said Scott Horn, vice president of Marketing at storage devices; direct-attached storage expansion; and home and small-business RAID solutions.

Capacities of the family range from 250GB to 3TB.

The simplification of the Barracuda family comes as Seagate begins volume shipments of its 1TB-per-disk Barracuda hard drive. Seagate plans to end production of its Barracuda Green drive in February 2012.

Seagate analysis shows that its new Barracuda drives have a nearly identical power-consumption profile as energy-efficient desktop drives but deliver much higher performance. Barracuda XT, Seagate’s fastest desktop hard drive, will be folded into the new Barracuda family and re-emerge, in name, as the company’s desktop solid state hybrid drive.

Technical specifications

The new Barracuda hard drive features a SATA 6GB/second interface, 7200RPM spin speed and up to 64MB cache to deliver high performance across all capacities.

Seagate’s SmartAlign technology, a feature of Seagate’s Barracuda Green drives, will continue to ship with the flagship Barracuda drives to help the hard drive industry segue from the current 512-byte sector standard for hard drives to the new 4096-byte sector size.

The new 4K standard enables the use of stronger error correction algorithms to maintain data integrity at higher storage densities and capacities.