Seagate has announced it has begun worldwide shipment of its 1 terabyte (TB) Barracuda ES.2 hard drives with a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface.
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The Barracuda ES.2 drive features include the RVFF (Rotational Vibration Feed Forward) system, designed to sustain performance in densely-packed multi-drive systems. The Barracuda ES.2 drive also boosts reliability with an unrecoverable error rate that is quoted at 10 times better than other desktop class drives and a 1.2 million hour Mean Time Between Failure at full 24 x 7 data availability.
The Barracuda ES.2 drive operates at 7,200-rpm spin speeds, delivers average seek times of 8.5ms, and delivers up to 1TB of capacity with other models available in 500GB and 750GB.