Announced back in mid-September 2003, the new Barracuda 7200.7 200GB models are offered with an 8MB cache and a three-year warranty. The 200GB device utilizes a couple of 100GB platters that are also the base of certain Seagate’s 160, 120, 80 and 40GB Barracuda 7200.7 models. Despite of the original claim, the 200GB HDD from Seagate Technology did no show up in November, but only emerges in the very late December in
Seagate’s new HDDs resist up to 350Gs of non-operating shock and are among the quietest hard drives in their class, emitting less than 2.5bels at idle and excellent performance. Average seek time of the novelties is 8.5ms, while the maximum internal transfer rate is approximately 85.4MB/s (683Mb/s), according to this Japanese web-site.
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