Seagate Ships Low Power Hard Drive

Seagate's Barracuda hard drive uses 50 percent less electricity than standard desktop hard drives.

Seagate Technology has just began worldwide shipments of a power-thrifty desktop hard drive family that combines the large storage capacity with the power efficiency and performance, using as much as 50 percent less electricity than standard desktop hard drives. According to the company the Barracuda LP (Low Power) hard drive also uses as much as 25% less electricity than competing "green" hard drives. The new family of energy-efficient Seagate desktop drives should help reduce system power costs, run quieter than traditional drives and operate at lower temperatures and thus should extend the life of system components.

"Growing demand for power-efficient computing systems is not just a data center phenomenon as more builders of external storage devices, desktop PCs and home networking systems work to provide customers with products that combine power-efficiency with rock-solid performance," said Joan Motsinger, Seagate vice president of Personal Systems Marketing and Strategy. "Seagate is pleased to deliver a new low-power product line in our Barracuda family that enables system builders and end users alike to attain a higher level of environmental friendliness while cutting costs."

The Seagate Barracuda LP hard drive, a 3.5-inch 5900RPM drive, is available in capacities of 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB. The new hard drive family helps reduce product costs for makers of low-power personal computers, external PC storage and multiple-drive home networking SOHO systems by allowing them to use lighter-duty fans, power supplies and other system components.

The prices for the various drives are as follows-
Barracuda LP 1TB

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