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Seagate Refreshed Its Barracuda Series

After the announcement of the 1TB/platter hard drives, Seagate now include it in its main series of internal hard drives Barracuda.

This little refresh of the Barracuda family prepares the withdrawal of “Green” versions, the company found that the energy savings are not significant enough. The Barracuda XT line will also be redesigned to accommodate the hybrid hard drives of the company. The revival of Green and XT versions is planned for February 2012.

Barracuda launches the new range OptiCache technology, it is actually a technology with new dual core controller on 40nm with a 64MB cache, a couple who will play with 210MB/s read and 156MB/s write. These drives use the SATA III and are in the 3.5″ form factor.

Barracuda classic series is divided into two with hard drives using a 16MB cache and the other with a 64MB cache. The 16MB cache is reserved for storage units with low capacity (250GB, 320GB, 500GB), the 64MB is reserved for large capacity (750GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB). A 4TB model is also planned but will not be available until it’s official release.

The prices of hard drives will range from 1TB to 3TB $ 71.99 to $ 179.99. The date of sale is set for mid-November.

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