Seagate unveils 1 TB hard drive, to foray into SSD segment by '08

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) US-based Seagate Technology, world's top maker of hard-disk drives, today announced the launch of nine products, including one terabyte (TB) hard drive and said it will foray into the solid state drive (SSD) segment by this fiscal-end in the country.

''We will introduce these nine products over the next 12 months,'' Seagate Country Manager (India and SAARC countries) Rajesh Khurana told reporters here today.

With the growing popularity of the SSD products which is more reliable, the company is all set to launch its maiden entry into this segment by the end of this financial year.

''Right now, I can only say that we will start shipping out first SSD products in India by March next year,'' Mr Khurana told UNI here.

He, however, refused to divulge further details about the SSD products.

The new product lines include Maxtor storage solutions which provide automatic backup, Digital Audio Video Experience platform with up to 60 GB of wireless storage, 250 GB 2.5-inch notebook hard drive for rugged mobile computing.15 At present, the company has four distributors in India and has production bases in China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Samsung Electronics had announced that it has begun shipping a 64-Gbyte solid-state drive for use in Dell and Alienware notebooks.

SSD, or solid state disk, is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. It emulates conventional hard disk drive, thus easily replacing it in any application.

With no moving parts, a SSD largely eliminates seek time, latency and other electro-mechanical delays and failures associated with a conventional hard disk drive.


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