View Full Version : When are the Guru's gonna sell Seagates new drive?

06-12-2001, 06:02 PM
Based on the 40GB per platter denisty?

I feel the NEED, the Need for Speed http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (denisty just does not sound right)

The stupid articles does not specify IDE or SCSI, but it does say 'budget', so I assume IDE.

Here are parts of the article:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Seagate's new U series hard drives can pack away 40GB of data per platter--double the storage space of most hard drive platters today. The product line should help sustain expectations that storage capacities will double every year.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Seagate's 80GB drive is already the company's largest. Plus, few people really need a budget drive larger than 80GB, he says.

Seagate began shipping its new U series drives to distributors last week, offering 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB versions. Paulsen estimates a street price of $159 for the 60GB drive and $234 for the 80GB model; pricing on the other two models is not yet set.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
This makes no sense, as clearly the 180GB Barracuda LVD drive is the biggest. I guess they didnt want to scare anyone off with the terms SCSI and IDE/ATA? http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/crossbones.gif

Nice pricing thought http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Looks like those drives are gonna grow like CRAZY http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>IBM is currently using the material, formally know as antiferromagnetically coupled media, or AFC, in several of its Travelstar notebook drives. Today, those drives offer a data storage density of 25.7GB per square inch, but IBM expects pixie dust to make densities of 100GB per square inch possible by 2003.

Seagate's U series uses traditional technologies to squeeze 32.6GB onto a square inch, the current record, Paulsen says. And the company may be able to go as high as the 100GB per square inch that IBM is promising, he says.

Seagate and other manufacturers are also working on the same technology employed in IBM's pixie dust, but Seagate doesn't yet see the need to switch to the newer, costlier material, Paulsen says. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So when are the gurus gonna start selling these?
Would they be a Barracuda III IDE/ATA100 interface?

06-15-2001, 06:06 AM
as soon as they are actually in distribution channels.

some good news: early revisions of the new X15 36GB will be auctioned to dealers later this month.

that means they should start flowing smoothly into the disty channel by mid-July, I would estimate.